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Adoptable pit bull saves six abandoned kittens


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Here’s Angel in her Petfinder photo

For all the bad press that pit bulls get, it’s nice to see the media give some attention to a hero pit — and one who happens to be a shelter dog, no less!

The Associated Press picked up the story of the aptly named Angel, a 2-year-old boxer/pit mix living at the Nevada Humane Society in Reno.

Angel was being walked by volunteer Frank Gomez and his 9-year-old stepson, Joel Fontes, when she became fixated on something in the nearby bushes. Turns out it was a box of six abandoned three-week-old kittens.

See a pic of the kittens and read more on this story after the jump.

six kittens.jpgAccording to the story posted on the Nevada Humane Society’s Web site (the source of this adorable photo):

NHS staff were quickly summoned, but not before one of the kittens
escaped from the box. After returning to the scene, Angel instantly
pulled Frank to the lost kitten, gently picked her up, and handed her
over to safety.

All together now: Awwwwww!

Angel the hero dog is still awaiting her forever home, and the six kittens are in need of fostering, so if you want to give this heartwarming story an even happier ending, contact the Humane Society at 775-856-2000 or

And if you don’t live near Reno, there are more than 9,000 pits on Petfinder waiting to be adopted, and countless kittens to be fostered at a shelter near you.

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