LITTLE FALLS - Paterson fire squads came to the rescue of a dog stuck on a Garret Mountain cliff last month. Now another firefighter's family has decided to make the dog a permanent member of their family.
Paul DiFalco's family has officially adopted the malnourished cockapoo they named Easter, who was found after a jogger reported hearing barking. Firefighters found Easter holed up in a 20-inch wide crevice on the cliff.
Veterinarians say Easter was found with matted hair and infections, and was obviously not cared for by her owner.
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After seeing her photo in an Animal Clinic of Morris Plains adoption ad, the DiFalcos knew they could give her a second chance.
"I said this dog needs a home," says Cheryl DiFalco. "She's desperately needing a home. And we definitely have a loving home to offer her and make her happy."
The DiFalco family was among 50 people who called the Animal Clinic looking to adopt the frail dog.