The dog without a nose: Local rescue saves pit bull


DILLSBURG, Pa.– Meet Mona- she’s a pit-bull mix who’s been through a lot.

Mona is a potential bait dog who was rescued from Philadelphia earlier this week by Janine Guido of Speranza Animal Rescue.

“I bawled, I called my boyfriend crying. I’ve heard of horror stories, but I’ve never seen one, especially so close to home, only two hours from here,” Guido said. “Her nose was pretty much torn off, and then the whole side of her face back to behind her teeth, the skin’s gone and she has some punctures up there all over her chest.”

Guido said she didn’t know what to expect but knew pit bulls are typically resilient. “I thought she might be a little timid, but she came down the hallway, tail wagging and just jumped right into my lap.”

Upon being rescued, Mona was brought to Dillsburg Animal Hospital where Dr. Ivan Pryor is…

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