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Senior Pit Bull Gets Second Chance at Life, Thanks to Local Photographer

Animals  (tags: new parent, animalwelfare, dogs, protection, pets, rescued, GoodNews )

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THIS IS BABY Dogs are surrendered every day to shelters for many reasons--the most heartbreaking of which is the "too old" reason. Senior dogs relinquished to animal shelters most often don't make it out alive. This was Shady's certain fate.

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Jason S (50)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 7:39 pm
That good to hear, thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 9:28 pm
I love this story Kelly ..Thank you !! I am so happy for Sunny and Fusaro. Im just saddened that those so-called owners turned sweet Sunny over to a shelter because she was old and siick. Shame on them !!

Kay M (347)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:02 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:29 pm
Noted. Such a sweet story. It's great that Fusaro adopted Sunny {previously known as Shady} and gave her a happy, loving, forever home. It's horrible that someone would turn an animal in to the shelter just because he/she is getting old. I have a 12 year old cat and an 11 year old Bearded Dragon neither of whom I would think of giving up. Thanks so much, Kelly.

Chris C (152)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:50 pm
I'm SO happy for Sunny! A pet is a LIFE responsibility - you take the good times with the bad. It's SO hard to believe that people are cruel enough to dump their pets when they get old. My little ginger kitty was a rescue. She was about a year old when dumped at my local shelter. I don't care what excuses people give...there is NO excuse to dump a pet - EVER! The older I get, the more interested I am in older animals needing homes. My animals always live very LONG lives...I had a rescue cat that lived to be 24-1/2. They LOVE their life with me what the vets say to their longivity. Bless them all - God's perfect, pure creatures.

m B (69)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:55 pm
Thank you! Noted and happy for the sweetie to get a second chance. Big thanks to the local photographer !!!!!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 1:12 pm
Good news.

Linda P (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 2:58 pm
So glad this wonderful dog got a second chance, they will have a wonderful life together. We always take the older ones. They are thankful every day to be in a home and have love. Little do they know we are the lucky ones to have them in our lives.

Linda P (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:01 pm
Forgot to Thank the Photographer. There have been other stories with happy ending because of photographers putting out pictures of these amazing animals and someone taking them home. The social media can really help this animals find a fur-ever home. THANK YOU!!!!

Karen B (8)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:02 pm
Tears of joy, may all parties involved, Sunny and her GREAT new owner, may they be even more blessed than they are now.!!!!!!

michelle t (41)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:18 pm
The more I see of humans, the more I love animals and dislike people.
With an animal what you see is what you get

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:46 pm
Great story, thanks for rescuing this wonderful dog !

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:22 pm
Yay, Lori- thanks for saving Sunny!

Kara C (15)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:07 pm
Beautiful story she is so amazing for helping Sunny out. Showing a dog love and kindness in their final years, especially after they have hard a hard life is one of the most rewarding experiences ever. And contrary to popular beleif their not boring old things who drop dead the second they walk through your door.

Christeen A (368)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:05 pm
Thank you. This is good news.

Nadereh O (5)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:53 pm
Senior dogs are the easiest to adopt. They are generally house broken, very mellow, like to find a comfy spot to sleep and are so grateful to be loved. I cannot believe anyone could possibly dump a pet who has spent a lifetime being loyal and loving at a kill shelter. There really isn't anything more despicable than abandoning a living creature in their hour of need. It is heart breaking

Lillian Martin (1)
Monday October 1, 2012, 2:57 am
Speaks volumes about the character of Sunny's first owners; they were not her family. Ms. Fusaro is.

Jo Ellen H (3)
Monday October 1, 2012, 5:13 am
Thank you Kelly for sharing

Ruth C (87)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:34 am
I'm crying with joy that Sunny has a new loving home!

Patricia W (5)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:51 am

Dianne D (490)
Monday October 1, 2012, 11:29 am
I feel so sorry for the older animals in the shelters. How can anyone with a conscience turn in their older animals to a shelter? Many curese on those that betray their pets like that.

Evelyn Colbert (10)
Monday October 1, 2012, 11:35 am
Its always nice when theres a happy ending

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday October 1, 2012, 11:36 pm
Noted - so very happy for this precious dog - what wicked owners - hope there is no one around to look after them when they are old and sick!!!

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:48 am
Thank you Lori, for giving Sunny a home in your heart.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 10:42 am
Noted and Thnx for the Happy ending for Sunny and will Pray for the others :-) ..
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