Sara’s survival is nothing short of a miracle. Her passionate resolve to live is only matched by her incredibly trusting and loving nature. She is the newest member of the Animal League’s life-saving Sponsor Program and this is her incredible story.

On March 18, 2010, a New York City police officer found a young American Pit Bull Terrier mix in the smoldering remains of a home where a fire had just occurred. This poor dog was inflicted with burns across her body and was in need of immediate help.

Sara was brought to North Shore Animal League America and has been in our care for several months. During this time, Sara underwent several surgeries and intricate procedures to address the burns she suffered from the fire. In addition, Sara was treated for pneumonia, which was a natural consequence of smoke inhalation.

Despite all of her challenges, Sara remains a sweet and trusting dog that allows and even welcomes the help from those around her. Her tail is always wagging and her face always finds a comforting place in someone’s gentle hands.

We believe it was Sara’s passionate will to live and her fervent determination that kept her alive. This amazingly loving and loyal dog wants to live – not only for herself – but to please her rescuers as well.

Though Sara is on her way to recovery, she will always have special needs due to the effects of the smoke inhalation. However, as a Sponsor Pet, the Animal League will take care of her and supply her with whatever she needs for the rest of her life.

Your devotion as a Sponsor made this amazing rescue possible. Your generous support cares of Sara and all the sponsor dogs every single day. Thanks to you, Sara has an excellent chance at a happy life. Please help us care for her forever.