RAMAPO - Sweet isn't usually the first word that comes to mind when someone is talking about a pit bull, but volunteers at Hi Tor Animal Care Center can't think of any other way to describe Kasper.
When the pit bull was turned in at the Ramapo shelter in the fall, workers there knew his life up until that point wasn't good.
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Introductory price converts to .95 after the first month.No more than 5 months old, Kasper weighed less than 50 pounds — when he should have been closer to 70 pounds — and was missing part of his tail, which had apparently been cut off.Although the details are murky, before he was left behind in the basement of a Spring Valley home, Kasper was neglected and deprived of food and water, treatment that usually renders a dog anxious or aggressive. "He was very calm, very mellow and wanted to be around people," said Lilly-Ann Wilson, a volunteer at Hi Tor, who added, "It's kind of a big deal because pit bulls usually get a bad rap as aggressive dogs and a lot of places are banning them."With those initial qualities, we thought he should be evaluated to see if he could go through the training to be a service dog," said Wilson. After three months of working with Wilson, along with fellow shelter volunteers Donna Baker and Aby Garcia and Bergen County-based dog trainer Frank Pugliese, Kasper has gotten his red "service dog" vest. Former French presidents Charles de Gaulle and George Pompidou had recently died.The Arab oil embargo caused energy prices to quadruple for a time. And France had to face the fact that its telephone network was one of the worst in the industrialized world.