Cinnamon was found abandoned in an apartment. Her owners were nowhere to be found, and she was tied to a radiator. Her leash was wrapped around her neck so tightly, the people who rescued her had no choice to but to cut it off.
After her rescue, three-year-old pit bull Cinnamon was taken to Yonkers Animal Shelter. When she arrived, Cinnamon was so scared she was unable to do anything but lay on the ground and wimper.
Rescuers determined that Cinnamon was most likely used as a breeding dog and had no understanding of what it meant to be loved by a human being.
Nancy Clarke, a volunteer for the shelter, knew Cinnamon was special. Cinnamon was so detached from normal dog life she didn't understand how to play with the toys she was given. However, Clarke quickly realized that Cinnamon was a big fan of scratches and belly rubs.
Cinnamon spent the next two years at the shelter. When Nancy would take her out to the play room, Cinnamon would immediately run up to plush bed and plop down. Living in a shelter was obviously better than being tied to a radiator, but Nancy knew that Cinnamon deserved to live in a forever home.
Luckily, hope for Cinnamon came in the form of one man. After being abandoned by her former family and spending nearly two years in a shelter – Cinnamon got adopted! Her adopter even followed her story on Facebook for seven months while on deployment overseas.
Now Cinnamon will spend her new life far away from radiators and empty buildings. Her days will be filled with nothing but love and happiness.