Pit bull thrown off Louisiana overpass, bit by alligator, finds NJ home
A Monmouth County woman had been selected to adopt a pit bull thrown from a Louisiana interstate and into a swamp.
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office said the pit bull was tossed off the elevated bridge of Route 310 southwest of New Orleans in early October and onto a small patch of swamp below — and survived despite being bitten by an alligator. No one came to claim the dog so she was put up for adoption.
Dina Alborano of Allentown heard about the dog and applied to adopt "Ally Gator," her new nickname, according to the St. Charles Herald Guide.
"This story, Ally, was all over the country,” St. Charles Parish animal control supervisor Angie Robert told the newspaper. “(Alborano) contacted us and submitted an application. Hers was pristine. We couldn’t have found a better home for her.”
Robert said Alborano called every day looking for updates on the dog.
“I looked at this dog and just fell in love immediately," Alborano told the Herald Guide.
Ally will be making her way to Alborano's farm via special transport vehicle, according to the newspaper, but is still being monitored at the St. Charles Animal Shelter for lesions on her tail.