Injured Dog Finds Shelter in Town Nativity Scene


Last Friday someone spotted an addition to their Ohio town’s nativity scene – a sleeping pit bull. The injured dog sought shelter in the nativity scene’s manger. Now the dog, named Gabriel, is in the care of a foster family.

Officials in Glendale, Ohio responded to a call about a sleeping dog in the nativity scene and found him with injuries to both his eye and leg. They secured him and took him to Noah’s Ark Animal Clinic to be treated.

The rescue group Cincinnati Pit Crew stepped up to care for Gabriel and have him placed in a foster home.  He is expected to recover from his injuries and in a few weeks, Cincinnati Pit Crew will be looking for the right home for him.


  1. DieselMom says on  12/23/2013 at 12:44 pm

    Poor baby!!!

  2. Margarita says on  12/23/2013 at 3:16 pm

    Awwww! Poor sweetie! But that was a good move, Gabriel :) May you find a happy & furever home, Merry Christmas!

  3. Anonymous says on  12/23/2013 at 5:18 pm

    Smart dog, got out of the weather, and found a nice warm bed of hay. With the holy family to watch over him, and keep him safe.

  4. Anonymous says on  12/23/2013 at 5:33 pm

    he new where to find help. pray you find you a forever home gaberal and merry christmass and god bless you.

  5. Anonymous says on  12/23/2013 at 8:23 pm

    He new the angels would take care of him.

  6. Anonymous says on  12/23/2013 at 9:45 pm

    It is always best to run to Jesus

  7. Anonymous says on  12/24/2013 at 12:24 am

    When you draw near to Jesus He will draw near to you. May all your days be blessed Gabriel.

  8. Anonymous says on  12/26/2013 at 3:19 am

    Are there any details as to how he got those injuries? If they were inflicted by some person, hope that person gets to pay for what they’ve done.

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