RIVERDALE, NJ(CBSNewYork) — Misty the pit bull is missing!
New Jersey residents were on the lookout on Sunday for the ‘sweet natured’ dog who was last seen on Friday on East Wilson Ave in Riverdale.
Misty had been rescued by a group of special needs students earlier this month after being dumped on a Brooklyn street and left to die. The students from an Upper West Side school helped raise money to pay for her medical bills.
The students set up bake sales and raised more than $800 to help pay for Misty’s care.
Dr. Kim Spanjol, a school counselor who works with students at the Stephen Gaynor School on humane-education programs, said the students were inspired to help Misty.
“We do donate to a lot of dogs, but Misty was the victim of dog fighting which is a big problem in our city, around the country and around the world” she told 1010 WINS.
She is believed to have been used as a bait dog for dog fighting.
“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.”
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