Gigi the dog needs a home — but she can’t live in Miami-Dade.
The pit bull mix is banned from the county by law. But that didn’t stop Miami-Dade Animal Services workers from saving her after getting a call about an abandoned dog in Liberty City.
What they found was disturbing: a thin dog tied to the door of the home at 1711 NW 68th St. with a rope, no food or water nearby.
“It was filthy and it was clear she wasn't being taken care of,” said Lilian Bohorquez, marketing and media relations manager for Miami-Dade County Animal Services.
Bohorquez said Animal Services scooped up the dog on July 16, named her Gigi and brought her to the Medley shelter where she was given a bowl of chow and water.
“She is in relatively good health, “ she said of the 49-pound dog, mostly white with black spots. “She only had a few fleas and ticks and was very hungry.”
Now Animal Services is trying to find a home for the dog, who must live outside the county because of the breed ban.
Bohorquez said Gigi is a sweet dog and has been getting along great with her fellow four-legged friends in the shelter.
“We are hoping all this attention will get her a home,” Bohorquez said.