Sadie Was a Dog They Thought Nobody Wanted. They Were Wrong.

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"My heart melted..."

"Sadie had been transported to a no-kill shelter in Wisconsin, where I found her when I was donating blankets," says Joal. "As I was walking out, I saw Sadie. Even though her head was hanging down I thought that she was beautiful. I already had three animals at home, but I had to know what Sadie's story was. A volunteer filled me in - and then told me they didn't think anyone would ever want her."

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Shot and left to die...

Sadie was found bleeding and alone in the mountains of Kentucky. She had been left to die after delivering a litter of puppies - with a bullet hole between her eyes and another in her back. Strangers found her and took her to a veterinarian, and Starfish Animal Rescue had her transported to a shelter in Wisconsin. Little did Joal expect to meet Sadie there!

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The vet looked at me and said, "Joal, do the kind thing"

"I asked if I could take Sadie to a doctor, and they told me that I could as long as I paid for it. The first doctor said that we should get Sadie a cart, because the x-rays confirmed the bullets and shrapnel. The second doctor told me that because Sadie was incontinent and couldn’t walk, I should do the kind thing. I couldn't.

She Was the Dog Nobody Wanted... Look at Sadie Today!

Months and years of love, therapy, medical treatment and devotion have made a huge difference for Sadie! The dog nobody wanted is happy, healthy, and thriving today - able to "walk," hop, swim, and play.

I love swimming with Mom.
I go to the beach and sun in the sand.
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Want the Rest of Sadie's Story?

Sadie's Mom, Joal, and Author Liz Ridley wrote it down and published it. "Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World" lets you enjoy a dog story that has a happy ending!