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Saving Sadie, a cancer-stricken German shepherd's journey home

Sadie's ride home
Via Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue FB page

Update 12/11/14: Sadie lost her battle with cancer this week - she was able to spend several months being pampered and loved by her new family. Rest in peace Sadie.

On Sunday, a German shepherd named "Sadie," made her way to her new home in San Francisco, California. Sadie's journey began this past March, after her guardian died and she wound up sheltered at the Auburn Valley Humane Society in Washington.

At the facility, Sadie was diagnosed with a mammary sarcoma which a veterinarian determined had a high likelihood of metastasis through the blood. Knowing that Sadie needed somewhere special to go, the shelter set out to find a hospice foster home for Sadie to spend the rest of her days in.

The facility reached out to the Washington German Shepherd Rescue, who in turn, reached out to the National Dog News Examiner, for assistance. The networking, and the outreach via media, eventually resulted Sadie securing a new home in California with a retired couple who wants to spoil her for the remainder of her life.

The rescue effort on Sadie's behalf included help from the Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue who performed a home visit, The Washington German Shepherd Rescue who helped find the area rescue organization who was able to perform the home visit, and The Wings of Rescue who helped transport Sadie via plane on her 800 mile journey.

The mission to save Sadie began with the caring staff and volunteers at the Auburn Valley Humane Society and included, last, but not least, all of the readers who took the time to network Sadie's information; according to the facility, inquiries from readers are still coming in.

Prior story about Sadie at this link.

Facebook page established for Sadie here.

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