Update 9/26/13: After an entire lifetime of waiting, Diamond will finally be going to a real home. According to Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, Diamond will go to her new family this coming weekend!
Diamond is seven years of age and she has spent her entire life in boarding at a veterinary clinic. The beautiful pit bull was abandoned as a puppy and throughout the years, nobody has stepped up to give her a real home, outside of the boarding facility near Joliet, Ill.
Recently, Terri Crotty, Founder of Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, was contacted to see if she could assist with finding Diamond a home.
Crotty offered to help, and stated that this is one of the most heartbreaking situations she has encountered; Diamond has been forgotten for so many years.
In an effort to help Diamond find a home, Crotty took her from boarding and met with a photographer.
She described her first encounter with Diamond:
When I arrived at the vet to get her, and walk to the cage immediately I am in love, she is wiggly and happy.
Despite being unsure about the car ride, Diamond's tail was going "100 mph" and she was happy to share some kisses.
Diamond was a well-behaved, gentle "lady" at the photographer's, and eagerly hopped into the car after the session wrapped up. For lunch, Diamond was able to enjoy a fast food meal...she took every bite gently and respectfully.
Unfortunately, the day had to come to an end, which meant a drive back to where Diamond's journey that day started.
I lost it...HOW CAN I LEAVE HER THERE AGAIN???!!! In rescue my heart has been broken 1000's of times, but nothing like that. She just looked at me and I know she wondered “why are you taking me back I was a good girl?”
Unfortunately, thanks to Diamond's years behind bars, she is not well-socialized with other animals and needs to find a home without dogs or cats. All of the foster homes for Wags 2 Wishes are full with other animals, leaving Diamond, once again, in boarding.
Crotty is desperate to find that one, special home where Diamond can be the queen.
According to Crotty, Diamond's ideal home will be with someone who is experienced with bully breeds, and has no other animals. The new adopter should have a fenced yard and ideally, live in Illinois so that a home inspection can be completed.
Anyone who is interested in helping Diamond is asked to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook thread with information here.
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