On August 13, 2012 a homeless man had a seizure on a New York City sidewalk. His companion, Star, stayed by his side. A crowd began to gather and Star stood protectively by her masters side. The police arrived and when Star thought one officer was getting too close, she lunged at him. The officer, startled, shot Star in the face. As Star lay bleeding and critically injured in the street, another officer maced her.
A man from Nebraska saw Star's story and created a Facebook page (Star - The New York Pit Bull) in her honor. The page brought countless people together from across the globe wondering her whereabouts and seeking answers. Though the media claimed Star had died (there are numerous reports stating Star had no pulse) Star was in fact alive although no one knew where she was located. The man who started her Facebook page made it his plight to find her, and he did at a rehab facility in Pennsylvania. He visited her at the end of 2012, and in 2013 Star officially joined his family.
Star's journey has been followed by millions around the globe, and her story has been featured in publications such as Dogster, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and the Daily Mail. Star is now a healthy 6 year old who loves playing outside, eating peanut butter, hiding her toys, and bouncing on the couch.
The STAR Project, Inc was formed to give dogs the second chance they deserve. Just like Star.