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By Elise Lufkin

Thousands of canines and pups are deserted every year, leading to a global choked with stray canine of all breeds and sizes. lots of those strays come to a nasty finish, yet at times a
stray puppy is located by means of a compassionate person--whether picked up in the street or picked out from an animal shelter--and given a moment probability. a few of these canine are lame, blind, ailing, or just undesirable. those canine are detailed. And so are the folk who've selected to offer them a moment likelihood. came upon canine appear to be particularly thankful, unswerving, and loving. They, who've occasionally been rescued from death’s door, turn into liked individuals of households, giving affection, companionship, and solace. They develop into effective contributors of society as provider canines, remedy canines, and search-and-rescue canines themselves. Observers might
say that those canine are fortunate, yet extra usually the folk who've followed them imagine that they're the fortunate ones.
Second percentages is filled with amazing photographs and phrases through those who have given canines a moment likelihood. Celebrities from Mikhail Baryshnikov to Oscar de l. a. Renta and daily heroes who've discovered canines of all sorts--from modern greyhounds
to scruffy mutts--share their stories of discovery and canine-human friendship.
Second percentages is a tribute to those impressive canines and their humans. It
is an affidavit to the reward of affection and salvation. And, in every one case, it truly is tricky to assert simply who has stored whom.

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Sad to say, the drug dealer eventually got off with probation for animal cruelty. Popsicle was taken to a shelter for some serious medical attention. The staff there loved his sweet personality but the sign on his cage said PIT BULL, and potential adopters were stopped in their tracks. People just walked away. No one wanted him. S. S. Customs Dog Training School. The Customs Service recruits one thousand dogs each year, 90 percent of them from animal shelters. Those chosen represent only a small percentage of the dogs actually tested.

Then, home again after months and months of being gone, I walked into our kitchen and called her name. I heard a loud yelp and sure enough, skidding around the corner came my Cindy Lou, bumping into everything in her path, squealing and yelping hello. Now that I’m in college I hope that these excited hellos will always welcome me home, home with my Cindy Loulou. 0 4/26/13 2:05 PM Page 32 PERCY —— Abigail Lufkin, Graduate student in social work —— ast September my best beloved four-year-old German shepherd, Jonah, died very suddenly.

Then I tried to give her away. No such luck. For the first month she wouldn’t come into the house or anywhere near me. She lived up in the woods and came down only to eat. I don’t know how long she had been on the road. I picture her like a swagman with a little kerchief tied on a stick over her shoulder. I imagine that she had been on her own for a good long time, considering her condition and her wariness about people. She wasn’t a bit shy about chasing the neighbor’s cattle in the paddock over the road.

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