We have the absolute best news - Shadow our very first ever Sanctuary resident was adopted this week! Shadow had been with us for nearly 3 years, and
was a stray that was being fed by two of our founding members Marmel and Lloyd. They realised she was pregnant but at that time, were not in a position to adopt her so they brought her to stay at the Sanctuary even though it was still being built.
At least she would be safe and would be able to give birth in a sheltered area.
Unfortunately none of her puppies survived more than a day. We never knew why though doc Riv believed she had an infection that was passed on to her pups, it was really sad. Marmel and Lloyd and their daughter Bella visited Shadow often and also sponsored her stay at the Sanctuary. Every time they left she would chew at the fence, crying for them to come back. It was heartbreaking to see her.
Then last week, Marmel and Lloyd were able to finally adopt her.
Look at that smile as she was driven away from the shelter and to her new forever home. It's been a week now and there are no issues. She's settled in well - Shadow is finally home.
You can read more about Shadow's story on her profile page here.
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