A badly neglected white poodle mix who was rescued from the face of a New Jersey cliff two weeks ago has found a new family. The four-year-old dog -- matted, thin, and suffering from an eye infection -- endeared herself to dozens of first responders from the Paterson fire department, but only one of the county's firefighters was able to adopt the sweet mutt and bring her home. On Sunday, Paul DiFalco, a Paterson firefighter, his wife Cheryl and their two children went to the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains to pick up the newest member of their family, Easter.
"She looks like a little Easter bunny," DiFalco told CBS New York. "She's a very lucky dog and I'm glad we can provide her with that second chance -- a better place to live."
The DiFalcos were one of at least 50 families that expressed interest in adopting Easter, who shelter workers described as extremely social but anxious if left alone. "Just the fact that the dog was found the way it was," Cheryl DiFalco told North Jersey.com. "My heart broke and I just said, ‘I know we can give that dog a good home.'"