A pit bull saved from a Staten Island crack house has been given a new lease of life in a Lower East Side firehouse.
The dog, who now goes by the apt name of Ash, was found when the No More Pain Rescue rescue service received a call from a member of the public.
Erica Mahnken and her fiancé, Michael Favor, who started the organization with their friend Lara Ribeiro, acted on the call and found Ash malnourished and covered in cigarette burns.
She had been left without water, food or electricity for at least 2 days.
Although rescued from her living hell, Ash still needed a foster family, and Mahnken and Favor soon came up with the perfect destination.
They had friends at the Fort Pitt fire brigade who they knew were looking to adopt a new furry family member for their firehouse.
Ash arrived on January 9th and spent her first night out of the crack house at the station. She was then officially adopted on January 12th and has been doing great ever since.
Said to be around 25 lbs underweight when she was found, the team at Fort Pitt say Ash is now almost 50 lbs and well on the way to being in perfect health.
What’s more, she gets to fulfill every little boy and girl’s dream by riding in the fire truck.
As well as forming a bond between Ash and her new family, these trips out provide a wealth of photo opportunities for her Instagram account, which has over 6500 followers and can be found at @probyash
‘From the crackhouse to the firehouse. Life is good’, reads her bio.
Click on the arrows below to see some of her best shots… and remember to check out the great work No More Pain Rescue are doing too.