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UPDATE: Pit bull who spent more than 400 days in shelter back with original family

Posted at 11:18 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 11:02:45-04

UPDATE MAY 23: Mona, a 6-year-old pit bull who had spent more than 400 days in a shelter, is back with her original owners. The Animal Foundation flew the dog to Nebraska after they were contacted by the family who saw Mona's story after it went viral. 


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Mona is a six-year-old pit bull that has been in their shelter for more than 420 days and is in need of a home.

"She's been our longest resident to date," said Kelly Leahy with The Animal Foundation.

Mona was a stray before coming to The Animal Foundation.

"We like to see all of our shelter pets in good homes and sometimes it takes longer for others," said Leahy. "The shelter environment is sometimes stressful and not ideal for animals."

Mona did find a home recently but it didn't last more than a few days. It was due to no fault of her own. A family member had an allergy.

"She was returned to the shelter and unfortunately returns happen," said Leahy. "It was a tough decision for the family."

Leahy says Mona likes to play, is very affectionate, and likes to give kisses. She is also selective about her dog friends, according to Leahy, so they suggest she goes to a home where she is the only dog.

"Mona is the perfect example of our commitment to save all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas valley," said Leahy. "Through the growth of our life-saving programs, we are able to keep Mona for as long as we need to until she finds her forever home."

If you are interested in adopting Mona, Leahy asks that you go spend some time with her and see if she is a good fit for you and your family.