Dog adopted after rescue from ledge

Dog adopted after rescue from ledge

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MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) - A firefighter has adopted a dog that was rescued after it became trapped in a ravine in New Jersey's Garret Mountain Park.

A rescuer rappelled about 50 feet to reach the poodle mix two weeks ago.

The dog was taken to a veterinarian and placed up for adoption.

Second Chance Pet Adoption League president Stephanie Pearl tells The Record newspaper about 50 people called about the dog and 10 submitted applications to adopt it.

Pearl says she chose Paterson firefighter Paul DiFalco and his family because they live close to the animal clinic and have someone home during the day because the dog gets anxious when left alone.

DiFalco says the family has named the dog Easter because she looks like an Easter bunny with red skin.

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