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A forever home for Shadow

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This past year, rescue work seemed more desperate than ever.

"The HSUS estimates that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year in the United States, of whom approximately 3-4 million are euthanized."

Reunion Rescue has been actively rescuing under our non-profit status for 15 years. An average day sees some 4,000 emails, the bulk of which contain terrible stories of dogs and cats in distress and begging for a chance to live.

This work is hard work. No one group can save every single dog and cat. Reunion Rescue has a commitment to those we have rescued. We sign a lifetime contract with every single adopter once past the foster to adopt period. Reunion Rescue takes back every animal, no questions asked so that no Reunion Rescue pet will ever see the inside of a kill shelter again.

The past year has been heavy with loss and sadness. We lost our Girl who was the mascot and cherished emblem of our rescue organization. We've encountered pit bull hate groups and public controversy stemming from efforts to direct opinion towards breed specific legislation, some of whom have attempted to shut down American Pit Bull Examiner.

During all of the drama and the bull, the pure love of these animals has rescued Reunion Rescue. One of our long ago placements feel through right before Christmas. Little Shadow was found by a Pflugerville couple several years ago and was adopted through Reunion Rescue.

When his owners could no longer care for him due to life's hardships, Reunion took Shadow back into the fold.

Life has a funny way of working, though, and Shadow has become the new Reunion Rescue dog.

Shadow is one of those beings everyone loves, just because he is so filled with love himself. He embodies what it is that gives the spirit strength to go on and the joy to fuel the journey.

Shadow has a Facebook page and would like to invite all his friends, old and new, to visit and share their own stories and pictures.

Cindy Marabito of Reunion Rescue writes the American Pit Bull Examiner stories to save lives. Every click on a story donates to the animals.

Contact: doggirl1@earthlink.net

Reunion Rescue: www.reunionrescue.com

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