Cinderella, Brooklyn, and Emory, three neglected and abandoned mama dogs who came north with their pups to our Port Washington, NY campus on a rescue from Georgia earlier this year, have all found loving, responsible homes.
Emory and her babies were victims of the violent culture of dog fighting. Due to the scars on her muzzle, the shelter staff believed that Emory may have been a bait dog used to encourage other dogs to fight as well as a breeder. Emory was adopted by Henry and Sharon Jacobs. Her new name is Ellery Queen, after the mystery writer and Henry said that’s because she’s also a queen. “We saw her picture and read up on her and decided that we could make her life happy and safe. When she first arrived she was a bit afraid, but this has passed and she is settling in very nicely.” said Henry. “She’s a delight. Her tail is wagging all the time.”
Cinderella’s story is equally as tragic. Cinderella was found in a fenced yard with no food or water with her puppies in a crate on the porch. She traveled with her two surviving pups to North Shore Animal League America and found a home with Oscar Vicente. “Cinderella has been such a blessing to our family. She is the sweetest, most loving dog and deserves the very best,” enthused Oscar. “We are forever grateful to Animal League America for rescuing Cinderella and her babies.” Cinderella now enjoys spending time with her best friends: King, her dog sibling, and his son, Carlo.
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Brooklyn, the smallest of the mamas, was found wandering on the side of a road with her two puppies and ended up in an Alabama shelter. They were rescued and put onto the transport. Dayna Burnett and Brooklyn found each other in the Adoption Center. “My beloved Brooklyn is so sweet and she keeps me happy,” said Dayna. “She follows me around, always near my feet, and I could not have picked a better dog.” Then Dayna adopted a second dog named Chase and the family is now complete.
All three of these dogs needed extra care from our veterinarians in our Pet Health Centers as they recovered from the effects of such extreme neglect. The future for these three girls is looking so much brighter — now they can just be pampered as family pets!