This is a dog’s tale with quite a few twists and turns that ultimately had a very happy ending.
An aged black Labrador which was dumped by her owner in the US state of Kansas made its way back home after a miraculous 30-mile trek, only to be rejected again.
The dog, named Lady, was sent off to an animal shelter from where it was previously adopted, as it was apparently not getting along with a new puppy in the house.
An animal shelter worker highlighted the plight of the animal in a Facebook post, urging someone to come forward and give it a new home.
“The senior Lab walked nearly 30 miles to come home,” the person wrote. “Is there anyone out there who can give this girl a home? She may not have many years left. She is spayed, house broken, leash trained, mellow, having problems walking.”
The post was shared nearly 7,000 times on Facebook and went viral after Denver-based news website Examiner picked up the story last week.
It caught the attention of Wrigley Gum heiress Helen Rich Rosburg, who promptly dispatched an assistant to Kansas to do a rescue act, Huffington Post noted.
After the paperwork was done, Lady was whisked away — on a private jet — to Rosburg’s Florida sanctuary for neglected animals.
The heiress has vowed to give a pampered life to Lady, who now gets to live in an 11,000 square foot home on a 100-odd acre estate along with a whole bunch of other rescued dogs and cats.
Lady is apparently thrilled with her fresh digs and her new master, going by a photo that Rosburg posted on Facebook this week.
Well, see for yourself!
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