To see the amazing transformations!
Like Maddie, this sweet little Maltese that was rescued from a bad breeding situation. My husband was in LOVE with Maddie, and when she was adopted, we prayed it was to a wonderful home. I had the amazing luck to see Maddie again last week, and her new forever home is phenomenal. It's rare for me to see shelter pets again once they're adopted...it was a pretty amazing feeling to see how well this once shy and timid girl is doing now.
Or Shaak-Ti, who - as you can see by this photo - was absolutely miserable in the shelter. She would wedge herself into a corner and stay there, tinkling on the floor whenever anyone would approach her. Due to a staff members hard work and loving care, she turned into a sweet and sociable girl, and her new parents are so in love with her!
And I can't forget about Sonja (now renamed). She was surrendered to the shelter horribly matted, with a broken tail and a cold. Eventually, Sonja's tail was removed, and she began to recover. She is permanently kitten-sized (probably due to poor nutrition early in life) and won everyone over with her sticking-out tongue (due to missing teeth) and her love of snuggles. Every time I worked, I made it a priority to go and visit Sonja - she was so sweet! I was beyond excited when I found out that a former coworker had adopted her! I haven't heard any updates lately, but I can only assume that sweet Sonja is still just as happy as in this photo!
These are the happy stories that are the reason I volunteer. These are the stories that I live for, that make all the hard work, frustration, and sadness soooo worth it! <3