When Mona Lisa (Mona for short) first came to the Second Chance Rescue Organization, she was very near death.
The poor pup was found in a backyard in the Bronx, barely even able to walk. Severely neglected and emaciated, Mona was the very definition of someone in need of a second chance.
"When Mona came to us in December, she was literally skin and bones," Kelcy Kimmerer, an emergency transporter and special projects coordinator at Second Chance Rescue, told The Dodo. "You could see her spine. You could see every rib. She had a hard time standing up. She had a hard time walking."