Baby doll

16 To The Rescue: Baby Doll

SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Baby Doll is a 3-year-old pit bull mix at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit. When Baby Doll came home, she…

SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Baby Doll is a 3-year-old pit bull mix at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit. When Baby Doll arrived at the shelter in September, she was in poor condition.

“She was clearly just in a fight,” shelter worker Jimmy Mancus said. “We don’t know if she got into a fight because she was stray and met another dog or got thrown into a fight. Obviously she was abused.”

Due to her background, it takes time for Baby Doll to get used to people.

“When we’re together, she opens up, she runs and she plays,” Mancus said. “You can see when she’s around new people, she’s scared. She wasn’t socialized, and based on her story, the people in her life might have been violent. We think that’s what it was. , but we don’t. I know that for sure, but clearly she’s been through a lot.”

Shelter workers are eager to get Baby Doll out of the shelter.

“Shelter life is very hard for her, like it is for other dogs,” Mancus said. “She does not adapt well to the kennel, the frustration barrier, the noise and the other dogs. It weighs heavily on her, psychologically and behaviorally.”

We’re told Baby Doll is great with people, kids, other dogs, and even cats. But to start, she will need a laid-back environment.

“Not an overly excited house, where you have kids running and jumping and screaming and playing, like an overly chaotic environment,” Mancus said. “She’s going to be very scared, shy and very cautious in whatever environment she walks into.”

The shelter workers don’t want you to neglect this nice girl, just because of her race.

“You’ll find pit bulls, they’re such good dogs, they’re so loyal and they’re so affectionate,” Mancus says. “So come see her, get to know her and don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t just look at her and write her off because she’s a pit bull.”

If you are interested in adopting Baby Doll, contact Griffin Pond Animal Sanctuary.

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