Pittielove Rescue: A Mission Of Love, Rescue And Acceptance

FRAMINGHAM, MA—Noreen Ford never grasped the true implication of the term “underdog” until she met Poncho, a pitbull who she says steadily tugged at her heart until he ultimately stole it. Ford, who grew up in Sudbury, has been a Framingham resident for 23 years and is the founder of PittieLove Rescue, based in Framingham.... View Article

FRAMINGHAM, MA—Noreen Ford never grasped the true implication of the term “underdog” until she met Poncho, a pitbull who she says steadily tugged at her heart until he ultimately stole it.

Ford, who grew up in Sudbury, has been a Framingham resident for 23 years and is the founder of PittieLove Rescue, based in Framingham. It launched in February of 2006.

It was all about Poncho, who belonged to a family who lived in Southborough next to where Ford was working at the time. This family kept Poncho confined to a filthy yard on a short, unbearably-heavy chain that was tied to a tree.

“Although I already had two large male dogs at the time,” said Ford, “my conscience would not allow me to rest when I saw this sweet, lonesome nine-month-old pup, curled into a ball in an attempt to find warmth in the frigid weather. Pig hunting was the owner’s sole purpose for Poncho, who was not allowed in the house because of his breed. I was somehow able to convince him to surrender Poncho to me, never realizing the subsequent monumental challenge that I was about to face.”

Read the full story in Framingham Patch 


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