Ariel had suffered so much abuse as made apparent by her severely matted fur and deformed paws, and she was even attacked just seconds before being rescued. Her matted hair hid her bony body, and her paws had become deformed because of malnutrition. But the poor girl’s life was about to change for the better the day PETA stepped in to save her.

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PETA had this to say on their YouTube page: “Ariel has been adopted by a woman and her adult son who live on Long Island, New York. When they spotted the pup on PETA’s website, they each sent us e-mails that melted our hearts. The son wrote, ‘I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to give this beautiful baby girl the life she’s always deserved.'”

Source: PETA/YouTube

We’re so happy to see this girl get the life she’s always deserved! No animal should ever have to suffer the way she did.