By CBSNewYork Team

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A dog stranded for nearly a year at a West Orange animal shelter is one step closer to finding a forever home.

“Girl Friday” was found as a stray in March 2020.

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The pandemic halted adoptions, leaving her stuck at the township’s animal shelter.

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Her story stole the hearts of people in West Orange and word spread on social media.

Animal rescue Brick City Rescue Inc. says Girl Friday is now in a foster home. She left the shelter Wednesday, and the rescue says she will be set up with training after she takes a few weeks to adjust to her new home.

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