A year ago, Casey Alves would have never guessed she’d become a mom to two pit bulls. She and her husband had just bought a house in Maine, and they’d adopted a senior cat, Louise, from the Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick. But then Alves got a message that changed everything.
“I got a Facebook message from a family friend who is a foster for a local organization here that goes down south and picks up pups from high-kill shelters,” Alves told The Dodo. “She said, ‘We’ve got these two pit bull pups. They’re 5 months old, and they’re sisters, and they’re looking for somewhere to go, and hopefully they can stay together.’”