Ashley (Ash, for short) was saved from a Staten Island crack den by No More Pain Rescue. Ash was the rescue’s first dog rescue of 2017.
She was only 25 pounds and extremely malnourished. She had cigarette burns on her head and was filthy.
Erica Mahnken, the co-founder of No More Pain Rescue, received a tip that the junkies and crackheads who were living in the abandoned house left. And they left Ashley at the house without food or water.
Mahnken said that she and her fiance have friends at a Lower East Side FDNY station and knew they were looking for a dog. She contacted them, and Ash spent her first night away from the crack house at the fire station, now known as Fort Pitt.
Mahnken said, “The minute we walked her through those doors we knew that’s where she was meant to be. Every single Fort Pitt firefighter instantly fell in love with her and she fell even more in love with them.”
Despite her mistreatment, Ashley was happy to see her rescuers and her adopters.
The fire station officially adopted Ash January 12th. Mahnken said. “I couldn’t have picked a better home for our sweet girl and I can’t thank the FDNY enough for allowing Ash to join New York’s Bravest.”
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