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Three Nuns Adopt the Senior Pit Bull Nobody Else Wanted

Remy now has a forever home with the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine in New York.

 |  Jan 27th 2014  |   11 Contributions


It sounds like the title of a movie we want to see: Three Nuns and a Pit Bull. Only, this story is real, and it happened a week ago in New York, when three nuns, all over 70, walked into the Hi Tor Animal Care Center with one intention, according to the Huffington Post. To adopt a dog who no one wanted. 

(Tears.) 

"I wanted to bring a dog home that might get euthanized if we didn't take her," Sister Veronica Mendez said to News 12. "And when I noticed the sign said '9 years,' I said, 'Virginia, we want this one, because nobody else is going to want her.'" 

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The dog in the cage was a Pit Bull. A gray-muzzled, friendly old Pit Bull named Remy, 9 years old, who had spent months in the shelter. She was soon heading to her new home at Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine.

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"She was very friendly right away, and she seemed like she belonged," said one of the sisters. "She's a senior and we are seniors, and she is a gentle dog and seems happy and content."

"She's given a lot of joy to our house."

Remy is the second dog these sisters have owned, and part of her role will be to comfort the nuns, who are coming off a great loss.

"We had a dog in the home for the last seven or eight years, and our dog just died a week ago," said one sister. "We loved that dog very much. It was hard to find a successor, but we found a good one!"

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West Artope, executive director at Hi Tor, said he believes Remy found the perfect home.

"Most people have a pretty bad understanding of Pits," he told HuffPost. "But Remy was sensitive to the sisters, especially to Sister Virginia, who walks with a cane. She kept up with her and was so attentive."

"Whatever time she has left, she'll have good years," said Sister Mendez.

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Via the Huffington Post and News 12

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