HAPPY ENDINGS!!! In February 2013, Lady came to the Adams County Ohio Dog Pound in a state of horrible neglect and abuse. A woman had called the pound to tell them that a dog had wandered into her yard. Lady had an embedded harness, had gashes on her from beatings, and was terribly thin, when she was picked up by the dog warden, Paul Hughes. He carefully cut off the harness from Lady and realized that she could not stay in the pound with these severe injuries. Paul asked Mary Prater-Bevens, of Sacred Hearts Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Adams County, to take Lady into her rescue. Then he called Ed and Melva Jo Kimball, Lickety Split Pet Transport of ACORN Adams County Ohio Rescue Network, and asked them to transport Lady to Mary. You could already tell that Lady knew she was in a much better place when she arrived at Mary's home. Lady only tensed up once and flinched, when she heard a tab popped on a can of soda. We can only guess that Lady had been raised in the home of a drunk. Lady no longer had to fear, because she was in good hands with Mary. Mary gave Lady special care, medical treatment, and love while she recovered. Yesterday, on August 17, 2013, at the Paws-A-Palooza adoption event in Middletown, Ohio, Lady found her forever home with Jacob. Jacob's dog had died 2 years ago and it was time for Jacob to make a new friend. Jacob spent most of the afternoon with Mary and her dogs. Lady was waiting patiently for her turn to meet Jacob. When it was her turn, you could tell it was a match made in heaven! Seeing these two bond together was amazing! Jacob and his family adopted Lady! Now, Lady has a wonderful new boy, who may not see with his eyes, but most definitely sees with his heart! Jacob loves our Lady and Lady loves Jacob. We are so happy for them. It brings tears to our eyes every time we think of this true Cinderella story! What a great day at PAWS-A-PALOOZA! And, what a great day for all of us of ACORN who work together to make these HAPPY ENDINGS!!! ACORN Adams County Ohio Rescue Network consists of all of our volunteers in the county from the warden at the pound, the crossposters, the transporters, the fosters, the rescues, and all of our friends and fans that love animals and want to help them in any way they can. We work hard to save them and can really use this $5000 prize to continue our work in this very rural county in Southern Ohio.
I entered Lady and Jacob's story and photo in a contest hosted by Tractor Supply Co. on their Facebook page. 5 lucky winners will win $5,000 each for their local rescue organization/shelter. It takes all of us who are a part of the ACORN Adams County Ohio Rescue Network working together to make these happy endings come to pass.
Telling Lady and Jacob's story has inspired me. I'm so glad I was able to see Lady's happy ending! Please vote if you have also been inspired by Lady and Jacob's story.
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