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One cold day in Betsy Head Park in New York, Joe, an 11-month old Pit Bull mix was found freezing in the cold and tied to a fence.

This poor abandoned dog was starving and shivering and no one even bothered to help him. No one, that is, until Michael Pascale, a New York Police District officer, stumbled upon the dog while doing his police duties, patrolling around the area.

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He just saw Joe in his peripheral vision, but he immediately ran to him while the car was still moving. When he got closer, he saw Joe sitting in a puddle of water, barely moving and almost frozen. In an instant, Michael knew that he needed to save this precious dog. So he wrapped the crying, hapless Joe with a towel and brought him to the local shelter. Joe needs to undergo animal rehabilitation and full recovery at the ASPCA or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York City.

Some people think that Pit Bulls are a vicious type of dog, but that is not true. Pit Bulls are misunderstood all the time. In reality, Pit Bulls are very affectionate to their owners. They’re also very adaptable, loving, playful, energetic, good companions, determined, and most of all, they can save their humans from harm.

Even though Pit Bulls are born fighters, just like any other dog, you must treat them right. You must provide proper care and keep them away from harm. Most of the time, the reason why there are animals with unruly behaviors is because of humans who own the animal. It’s not about the breed or type of dog that has to do with their behavior– it’s about how we take care of our pets.

When Joe fully recovered, Michael reunited with him and officially adopted the lovable Pit Bull.

Even though Joe had a traumatic and painful past, he now lives in his forever home!

Source: NYPD Special Ops via Twitter

 

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