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Dog Abandoned by Owner at Animal Hospital

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    The staff at Pines West Animal Hospital is looking for a home for dog that stole their heart and has been with them for six months. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

    The staff at Pines West Animal Hospital is looking for a home for dog that stole their heart and has been with them for six months.

    “Peaches has been a client of ours, a patient of ours for over nine years,” said Lynel Reeves of the Pines West Animal Hospital. “The family is known to board her with us and not pick up on the date that they were supposed to pick up, and this last time, they did not pick her up.”

    That left Peaches, a pit bull mix, with nowhere to go. So the staff kept Peaches around the animal hospital. But, she’s in a cage most of the time and as Reeves said, “it’s not any life for the dog.”

    Peaches is spayed and has all her shots and is in good health plus does basic commands like sit, stay, speak on command, shake hands, and bring someone a toy.

    “She’s a lovely dog. She loves everybody,” Reeves said. “I think pit bulls get a bad rap. I could probably name five other breeds that, you know, are worse than a pit bull. And, most of this is learned behavior.”

    The animal hospital took to social media to try to find a home for Peaches. Because she’s a pit bull mix, she can’t go to a home in Miami-Dade County because the breed is banned. But the hospital said it will keep helping the pooch and hope someone in another county will give Peaches a good home.

    “We’re going to stick it out and find Peaches a home,” Reeves said. “She deserves a home.”

    If you’d like to give Peaches a home, you can go by the Pines West Animal Hospital at 18419 Pines Boulevard. You will have to go through a screening process, but there’s no adoption fee.

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