by Chance (with Katerina Lorenzatos Makris) ~
My rescue mommy Robin saved me from a man who was hurting me, then took super good care of me and her kitty Tiger even though she didn’t have a home and we all had to live out on the streets.
She turned down staying in shelters and even bus tickets back to her hometown far away because they wouldn’t accept me and Tiger! Robin has a developmental disability, but that doesn’t stop her from being one of the nicest and bravest people on the planet. She said “no way” was she ever going to dump Tiger or me, even if it meant hardship for herself.
Finally safe and warm
On Thanksgiving Eve, an awesome thing happened. When a lady named Rescue Diva was walking her dogs in a park, she spotted Robin, Tiger, and me on a bench huddling to stay warm as night fell. Rescue Diva couldn’t just walk away. She and her husband decided to help us.
First they took us to a motel where we could be safe and warm, plus get ourselves cleaned up. Then Robin made a huge decision. She told Rescue Diva that she is ready to let me go, so that I can start my new life, and so she can start hers fresh too.
After long talks with Robin, Rescue Diva was able to figure out where we came from–a town far away, up in northern California. She also got in touch with people there who care about Robin.
Next, Diva and her husband bought a ticket for Robin and Tiger to fly home. That’s gonna happen very soon.
I’m not going with them, but that’s OK, because there are other plans for me.
Shots and surgery
Rescue Diva took Tiger and me to Mission Animal and Bird Hospital to get us up to date with our exams, wormings, and vaccinations.
Then she took me to Surfside Animal Hospital for neutering, microchipping, plus some tests to make sure I was healthy and A-OK.
Also the vet removed a tooth that the bad man broke when he punched me in the mouth. The bad man used to kick me, too. Good thing that Robin saved me, or else who knows how many more parts of me he might have broken?
Rescue Diva is making all the arrangements and covering almost all the expenses for the rescue of Robin, Tiger, and me, but San Diego Animal Support Foundation paid for my neutering, and Surfside Animal Hospital gave me a great discount, too!
Now I’m staying at Oceanside Pet Hotel for a bit while I look for my foster or forever home.
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At 55 lbs. of pit/Lab/boxer love, I am about two to four years old. Everybody says I have an excellent temperament. I’m calm, easy-going and SUPER friendly with people of all ages, including kids, and I’ve been around small dogs and kitties too without a problem. Sometimes I don’t get along with big dogs, but I think I might be able to change that.
I love giving kisses, so here are some for you! Lots of xoxoxo and from Chance!!!
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Katerina Lorenzatos Makris, a career news reporter and fiction author, is RescueDiva.com’s founder and editor. Her fiction includes 17 novels for Simon and Schuster, E.P. Dutton, Avon, and other major publishers (under the name Kathryn Makris), as well as a teleplay for CBS-TV, and a short story for The Bark magazine. She has written hundreds of articles for regional wire services and for outlets such as National Geographic Traveler, The San Francisco Chronicle, Travelers’ Tales, NBC’s Petside.com, RescueDiva.com, AnimalIssuesReporter.com, and Examiner.com (Animal Policy Examiner).
Together with coauthor Shelley Frost, Katerina wrote a step-by-step guide for hands-on, in-the-trenches dog rescue, Your Adopted Dog: Everything You Need to Know About Rescuing and Caring for a Best Friend in Need (The Lyons Press).