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Abused Puppy Visits Upper West Side School

Students Of Stephen Gaynor School Raised Money To Rescue Misty
Misty the pit bull puppy meets the students who rescued her from the Stephen Gaynor School. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Misty the pit bull puppy meets the students who rescued her from the Stephen Gaynor School. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some Manhattan schoolchildren who helped rescue an abuse dog have gotten a chance to meet Misty.

Misty, a pit bull puppy estimated to be about six months old, got to visit students at the Stephen Gaynor School last week.

The students raised money for the sweet-natured puppy’s medical bills.

“She was in really bad shape, she was clearly the victim of dog fighting,” school consultant Kimberly Spanjol told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell. “She had bites all over her body, her eye was completely closed.”

Spanjol learned about Misty on the Internet. Then the kids raised hundreds of dollars to pay for the dog’s medical care.

“One Saturday on the Upper West Side in two hours, they raised over $800,” Spanjol said.

“Well just looking around and seeing Misty now, it’s a great transformation from when I first looked at pictures of her,” a student told Haskell. “It’s making me feel really, really great.”

Misty is on the road to recovery and currently in a foster home.

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