This is our first Hope Dog of 2013.  We call her Big Red Rita.  She appeared in Bangor Cove emaciated and struggling to walk. A family fed her and gave her a bed for resting until we could pick her up and get her to the vet.  The vet feels she was hit by a car and lucky to be walking with a broken back, two broken legs, and a dislocated knee cap on the third leg.  Rita has a great attitude and as evidenced by her will to overcome such damages to her body. She is really a survivor.