Luna, NYC’s longest-dwelling shelter dog finally gets a home


There’s been a Luna landing!

The metropolis’s longest-dwelling shelter dog has found a home in Queens after 205 days.

The 50-pound pit bull-boxer mix was dropped on the Manhattan Animal Care Center on May 24 after being found tied to a pole in Central Park.

“We sent out plea after plea to try and get her adopted, but she continued to get overlooked,” Animal Care Center spokeswoman Katy Hansen knowledgeable The Post.

Luna caught the eye of Katherine Rodriguez-Bitar and her family, who had been smitten with the pooch last Saturday after seeing her picture on a door on the shelter. The dog was in foster to take care of the holidays.

But Luna had them at huh-ro. The adoption was finalized on Sunday.

“She’s super sweet and so caring. The kids love her!” Rodriguez-Bitar acknowledged.

The Bitar kids Jadrien, Kamilah, Joseph, and parents Katherine Rodriquez-Bitar and Benny Bitar and their newly adopted dog Luna on the family’s Fresh Meadows home.

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Jadrien urged his family to undertake the 5- year-old mixed breed who was up for adoption for 205 days.

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The Fresh Meadows’s mom acknowledged her 12-year-old son, Jaden, fanned the flames for the adoption after a video about abused animals made him cry.

He knew his mother all he wished for Christmas was to undertake a dog.

Rodriguez-Bitar acknowledged Luna, who shelter officers contemplate to be about 6 years outdated, had an “instant connection” with husband Bennie and the couple’s three kids: Jadrien, Joseph, 9, and Kamilah, 7.

“She started jumping and her tail started wiggling. She’s so pretty. She’s such a good girl,” the mom acknowledged, noting the youngsters don’t even want to play with their completely different Christmas objects. “After the loss of my kids’ grandmother this past year, it’s been very hard for them to cope and get used to her not being around for the holidays,”Rodriguez-Bitar acknowledged. “Luna has definitely filled that void.”

Said the merry mom: “Luna is the star of the house. She loves attention and we have a lot to give.”

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