For a pit bull named Little Miss, the future wasn't always bright.
Three weeks ago Meghan Beach found the two-year-old dog abandoned and starving to death on Bernardino Avenue in Enfield. You could see every rib, and her hip bones wore through the skin. Animal control officers called it the worst case of animal abuse they'd ever seen.
Since then, the before and after is like night and day. Little Miss weighed a feeble 15 pounds when she arrived at the animal shelter. She now weighs more than 40, and other than being treated for ringworm, she has no health issues.
"It's very impressive because for a dog that was this emaciated, I expected her to have some other health issues," said Animal Control Officer Eric Boucher.
Since our story aired in May, Boucher says donations have poured in.
"I can't thank them enough because it allowed us to do a lot of vet things that with most dogs we aren't able to do because some of the checks are expensive," said Boucher.
As the pit bull's story spread, dozens have applied to take her home, and while Little Miss was lucky Beach found her, she says whoever gets to adopt the pooch is the lucky one.
"I'm so thankful that I was able to be there and she's here today and she's able to be happy and healthy," said Beach.
"To look at her now you wouldn't think she had a rough life. She's just happy," said Boucher.
Little Miss will be adopted in two weeks, but you can still apply to be the one who takes her home. Email animal control and ask for an adoption form.
Authorities are still searching for whoever starved and abandoned the dog. If you have any information, give them a call.