After losing their dog to old age, three New York nuns decided to adopt a new dog in need of a loving home – a pit bull who no one wanted.
"I wanted to bring a dog home that might get euthanized if we didn't take her," Sister Veronica Mendez said. "And when I noticed the sign said '9 years,' I said, 'Virginia, we want this one.’”
The 9-year-old pit bull, Remy, had been at the Hi Tor Animal Care Center since October.
Executive director of Hi Tor shelter West Artope said he was surprised when the nuns decided to adopt Remy, as most people shy away from the idea of owning a pit bull and all three of the women are over the age of 70.
"But Remy was sensitive to the sisters, especially to Sister Virginia, who walks with a cane,” Artope said. “She kept up with her and was so attentive."
When the sisters finally made their decision to adopt Remy, volunteer Pauline Jarney was so touched that she covered the nuns’ bill.
Remy now lives with the women at Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine.