By Patrick Hedlund
DNAinfo News Editor
LOWER EAST SIDE — An abandoned pit bull found chained to the Williamsburg Bridge during the snowstorm this week has a new home in Manhattan thanks to the work of a local blogger.
The dog, who was discovered shivering and "half-frozen" on the span Wednesday morning, was taken in by Nick Carr of the popular website Scouting NY, which publicized the pup’s plight in a blog posting Thursday.
"Let me speak on behalf of the little dog who was left to die in a snowstorm two nights ago: THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!" Carr wrote Thursday.
Carr thanked the hundreds of people who wrote in adoption offers from New Yorkers and dog lovers from as far away as India and Greece.
"People were offering to put the dog on a plane, people were offering to get on a plane, people were offering to drive," he told DNAinfo Friday about the overwhelming response.
Ultimately, Carr decided to give the pooch to a married couple that lives in uptown Manhattan and recently lost their pet pit bull.
But he said for all the people who wanted to adopt the dog, that there are "literally thousands in shelters that are in desperate need of a loving and caring home - and if you were ready to take this little girl, maybe you might think of taking a trip to your local shelter and adopting an animal that isn’t lucky enough to have a blog post?"
He said he couldn't say much about the identity of the pit bull's new owners, but said he had no doubt they would be good parents.
"We had a long conversation going over all that stuff," said Carr, adding that the couple has a backyard for the pup to play in and has promised to provide photos that he can post on his site once the dog is settled.
"I came out 100-percent confident that the dog found a great new home."