This touching story from Chicago’s Trio Animal Foundation shows the devastating losses and lucky new beginnings shelter dogs experience when someone is willing to open their homes and hearts to abandoned animals!
On October 29, a Pit Bull named Mira was handed over by her owner to the shelter. Trio Animal Foundation shared Mira’s story and called for adopters on their Facebook page:
“This girl’s heart broke the moment her dad walked out the door.
Yesterday, while at an open access shelter, a man walked in with his dog named Mira. He said that he was moving and no longer had time for her.
Mira was wagging her tail and was so proud and happy to be walking with her dad. It was not until they were removing her collar and replacing it with a slip lead that she started to realize that something was up. It was then that her dad turned around and walked out the door.
As Mira watched her dad walk away, she started to whimper. Once he made it outside, she began to cry for him. Mira did everything that she could to get out the door to be reunited with her dad and her stress level quickly went through the roof… she just cried and cried.
At this point, I knew that she would have a complete meltdown if she were put in the general population with the other homeless dogs.
I asked if she could stay out by the front desk with me so that she could be calmed down. Needless to say, I didn’t have the heart to bring her to the back room and so she ended up in my car.
Mira will be adopted out through TAF’s rescue division, Project Rescue Chicago. This beautiful girl is 3 years old, potty trained, dog friendly and good with kids (she has never been tested with cats).
*This photo was taken as Mira watched her dad walk out the front door and out of her life.”
A few days later, Mira’s life was about to radically change again, but this time for the better. On November 1st, her new dad walked into her life…
“INTO THE LOVING ARMS OF HER NEW DAD…
Just this past week, Mira sat frantically crying at the front door of an open access shelter as her former dad walked out and left her behind… for the days to come, she cried and found it hard to eat. Mira’s heart was shattered into a million pieces.
We at TAF knew that it would take a caring and gentle man to mend Mira’s emotional wounds and make her happy, again.
Well, as fate would have it, that man was about to walk into Mira’s life and help to ease her pain and show her that she was loved.
A while back, Mira’s new dad lost his senior pittie girl to cancer and the thought of bringing a new pup into his life was just too painful… after caring for his baby girl until the end, his heart was broken.
It was not until he saw Mira’s story and the look of despair in her eyes that he knew they were meant to be together. That very same day he filled out an adoption application and the rest is history.
As of today, Mira has a new dad and two broken hearts are happy once more.”
What a wonderful, happy ending. Wonderful things happen when you open your heart to a shelter