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Terrified, Matted Pup Gets Happy Ending: Diamond’s Before and After

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 1:30pm
Diamond before and after

Last year in Texas, a scared little white pup named Diamond arrived at the City of Abilene’s municipal shelter. She was dirty, painfully matted and very scared. No one knew it at the time, but she was also deaf.

If Diamond had arrived at the shelter a year earlier, she may never have found her happy ending. But the folks who work at the City of Abilene shelter are especially dedicated and strongly committed to saving animals’ lives. Naturally, they jumped at the chance to take part in the ASPCA’s Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, unveiled in September.

Part of the ASPCA Animal Relocation Initiative, the Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project helps cash-strapped municipal shelters like Abilene’s relocate dogs to off-site adoption programs, rescues or private shelters by providing municipal shelters $50 per dog placed. That money can be spent on vet care for an animal, transportation of the pet, or on anything else that will help move the animal out of the shelter.

For Diamond, this program was a godsend. Abilene was able to use the Petrie subsidy to move her to The Pawed Squad rescue. After a desperately needed grooming, Diamond revealed herself to be an adorable little Bichon Frise! She also came out of her shell and showed she would make a wonderful companion.

Soon after rescuing Diamond, the Pawed Squad was able to place her in a loving home that cherishes her every day. Her deafness was never an issue for these awesome adopters.

Congratulations to Abilene, The Pawed Squad rescue and Diamond’s happy family. We’re so glad the Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project is changing lives like hers and thousands of others.

Want to help support our efforts to find homes for thousands of homeless pets like Diamond? Please consider becoming an ASPCA Guardian today.

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w

Please continue to provide transport for animals in need. Giving a ride to an animal; will save an animal life.

Darlene owens

I have an explorer with a large back.

Chris Parker-Rovoll

I live in Michigan and would like to volunteer for rides for dogs. I would love to save them from the shelters and get them to the no-kill shelters.

Steve

Go to facebook and like Pawed Squad. I have seen the work she does with these animals and it is amazing.

kimberly

I like animals that's why I like the aspca

John W. Cassell

I am so grateful for the job the ASPCA does, as well as all the good people in all walks of life who cooperate with them. I am on a fixed income, but give what I can to the Guardian program. My two rescues have changed my life.

Sheryl McIntosh

I would absolutely love the opportunity to give dogs a ride. Please send me more information I live in Naugatuck (the Valley) CT and would be happy to help in anyway that I can.

MARTHA LIBIA PE...

GRACIAS A LOS ANGELES DE LOS ANIMALES QUE HACEN POSIBLE QUE LOS ANIMALES SEAN FELICES, PERO EN EL MUNDO ENTERO SUFREN MUCHOS ANIMALES, QUE YA UNO QUISIERA SALVARLOS A TODOS, PERO EL HECHO DE QUE NOS ESFORCEMOS A BRINDAR A UN ANIMALITO UN HOGAR ES ALGO MARAVILLOSO. OJALA HAYA MUCHOS ANGELES EN TODO EL MUNDO PARA AYUDAR A RESCATAR A MUCHOS MAS ANIMALES.

Tonia Green

Kudos to the Abilene Animal Shelter!!

Ms Colleen

What a beautiful story. The new parents of Diamond are so blessed to have this dog in their lives. It is a sad fact that some people put such little value on the life of an animal. All life is precious. As for Obama, ie. politics....Romney did not mistreat his dog however Mr. Obama ate one.

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