SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WTVG) -- The Lucas County Pit Crew in Ohio has found homes for hundreds of abused and abandoned dogs during the last seven years.
One of their newest dogs in the rescue group's care is Layla. She was seized as part of a suspected dog fighting operation. Thanks to a lot of dedicated volunteers, Layla is well on her way to a happy home.
It may be hard to believe if you saw her today, that just a few short months ago Layla was seized as part of a suspected dog fighting operation.
"Dogs live in the moment and they hold no grudges to the past. It's what's happening now that is important to them and who they are with. Clearly, she's a great dog. She likes people, she truly lights up when she sees people," said Jean Keating, the executive director of the Lucas County Pit Crew.
Layla is one of three dogs seized by Lucas County Canine Care and Control. She was recently transferred to the pit crew, and volunteers expect to work with the other two dogs soon.
Keating is one of the people who evaluated the dogs after they were brought in.
"All three of them tested very well in things you may think they would not," said Keating.
Robin Reyner is a Lucas County Pit Crew volunteer. She's worked with dozens of dogs in her four years with the organization.
"You would think with Layla's background, she would struggle with people, but she does not at all. All she wants to do is to be loved and hugged, and that's easy to do for her," she said.
While treats, toys and love are the biggest rewards for Layla, her happiness is more than enough reward for those making sure her tale has a happy ending.