A week after she was rescued along with three other pit bulls abandoned outside a Mastic home, Clover could be found catching snowflakes on her nose and wagging her tail wildly as she greeted volunteers at Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center.
Clover, who is gray and white and about 30 pounds, was likely used over and over for breeding, said Dori Scofield, founder of Save-A-Pet in Port Jefferson Station.
Clover and the other pit bulls, all under 3 years old, were left in squalor and without food for weeks. They were rescued on March 1 by Scofield and Save-A-Pet volunteers.
“There were originally five pit bulls, but by the time we got there someone had snatched one of them,” Scofield said. “They had not been fed since before the snowstorm, but luckily there was snow for them to drink from. Regardless, they were thrilled to see us, wagging their tails.”
Nicknamed the “Fab Four,” the pit bulls were renamed Blarney, Clover, Shamrock and Patty in honor of the coming St. Patrick’s Day.
“They were living in filthy runs outside of a very dirty house, but they’re here now and happy,” Scofield said. “The sad thing is they are the most used and abused breed and there are so many of them in our shelters because of that.”
After being treated for diseases, all four are now up for adoption and will mingle with guests during Save-A-Pet’s “St. Pitty’s Day” party on March 16 from 12-5 p.m. The event will raise funds for their care and the shelter.
“Unfortunately, it’s not foreign for me to see pit bulls left to fend for themselves, but the cavalry came and rescued these guys,” Scofield said. “Now, my goal is to find them all great, loving homes.”