SUCCESS STORY! In late January 2016, the NYPD removed several dogs from a Bronx home after finding the dogs in squalid living conditions. It was clear from their surroundings that the dogs had been victims of severe neglect. Shortly after their rescue, the victims were brought to the @aspca for care and treatment. One of these fearful dogs was four year old Maya, a black-and-white pit bull mix. Though she had no significant physical injuries, Maya spent just over six months rehabilitating at the @aspca's CARE behavioral facility. There, the ASPCA’s Behavioral Team were able to work closely with Maya, ensuring that she would soon be ready to find a loving home. Soon after, Maya caught the eye of Christopher. “I was initially looking for a smaller dog,” Christopher says. “However, after walking around and seeing Maya’s sweet face and small frame, I thought she could be the one!” It turns out, she truly was. After her tragic beginnings, Maya was finally able to move on to a fresh chapter in her life, and most importantly to a caring home. Once settled, the pair quickly found their own rhythm. “I think Maya loves her home,” Christopher says happily. “She is well behaved and we are conveniently located near several parks. It’s easy to walk her, and take her for runs in the park.” Christopher tells us that Maya is known by most as a complete sweetheart, and that she often gets quite a bit of attention when they are out. “Overall she is so sweet. She loves people and dogs, and always is complimented,” he says. Big congrats to Maya on her loving home!