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Adoptable dog "Heart" saved from rural Alabama, needs a family

Heart is anxiously awaiting a new family.
Heart is anxiously awaiting a new family.
Bobbi Wekenmann

Just south of Atlanta, there is a small shelter that is constantly bursting at the seams with unwanted animals. They come from all different situations although many were victims of dog-fighting rings, poverty, and un-planned litters.

On the outside, the world is not such a kind place. But on the inside where at least there is food and shelter, it isn't so kind either. Crowding is a problem although workers try to do what they can to give adoptable animals every chance at a new home. And the facilities are not always warm in the winter or cool in the summer due to low funding.

This is the place where Heart's new life began. "She came in dragging a leash," explains Bobbi Wekenmann who runs a small private rescue out of New York state. "She was put on the kill list and I couldn't handle the thought of this pet being killed."

Through donations and her own earnings, Bobbi used volunteer drivers to pull Heart from the shelter and get her to a foster home. And while she is safe, everyone is hoping Heart can find the perfect family soon so that another dog from her same shelter can make its way to safety.

"This dog is a sweet, energetic 2 year old lab mix. She is fully vetted, chipped, knows basic obedience commands, and is even house trained!"

For more information or to adopt Heart, please contact rescue coordinators at for an adoption application. Transport can be arranged to wherever she needs to go.

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