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Today Pets: 'Match made in heaven': Elderly nuns adopt aging pit bull


It’s not every day that three women in their 70s and 80s walk into an animal shelter and tell the executive director they’d like to see a dog that nobody wants.

But to Sisters Veronica Mendez, Virginia Johnson and Alice Goldsmith, nuns who live together in Nyack, N.Y., the request made perfect sense. Why not adopt an animal most in need?

That mindset led them to Remy, a 9-year-old pit bull that had been overlooked by shelter visitors for more than three months.




National Fire Dog Monument, Honoring America's Heroic Arson Dogs And Their Handlers,Voted Most Popular National Monument

News Release | 04.02.14

America has spoken, and one of the newest monuments in the nation’s capital has been voted its most popular. After a hard-fought final round, the National Fire Dog Monument took home top honors in the Washington Post’s “Monument Madness” tournament, besting some of the most worthy and famous contenders.

American Humane Association Applauds, Encourages U.S. Olympians Bringing Mutts, As Well As Medals, Home

News Release | 02.24.14

American Humane Association is giving applause and encouragement to the heroic U.S. athletes who are bringing home mutts, as well as medals, from the 2014 Olympic Games.


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