Abused dog rescued the day she was scheduled to be euthanized.

Yesterday was another sad day for me… my little Chase passed away πŸ˜”

Chase was abused for three years, and then she was dumped at the South Central Shelter. She was scheduled to be euthanized because no one could handle her. Back then, most of our rescues came from shelters, and I always gravitated toward the medical or behavioral cases - I always wanted to help those who I knew no one would take home. 

When I got to the shelter on a Saturday afternoon, I asked, β€œIs there anyone in the medical room I should meet?”. One of the Animal Control officers said, β€œYes!!!” and the rest is history.

At the time, Hope For Paws was only an 18-month-old organization, and we participated in a competition by Chase Bank for a grand prize/donation of $25,000!!! Thousands of people from all over the world voted for Hope For Paws, and we won!!! This donation doubled our budget, and it was a huge step toward the growth of this little organization. As a token of appreciation to the bank for their generous donation, I named her Chase 😊

We didn't plan to adopt Chase. We already had 2 dogs, 4 cats + a bunch of fostered dogs, and the thought was that we would rehabilitate her and find her a home. Chase became a part of the family, and because of her past, we just couldn't imagine putting her through another change in her life. She was so happy with us, so she stayed for 8421 more days which is a little more than 13 years ❀️

She was a little dog with a HUGE personality, and she was saved and got to live an amazing life thanks to our supporters!

Thank you Chase for so many laughs, and so many kisses.

I will never forget you ❀️


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