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The DRSF team was honored to join Miami Dade Animal Services today, in partnerhsip with many of our rescue friends, in their 24 hour Adopt-A-Thon at Tropical Park. The main venue of the Adopt-A-Thon was a wonderful tent where people were lined ... More ...

The DRSF team was honored to join Miami Dade Animal Services today, in partnerhsip with many of our rescue friends, in their 24 hour Adopt-A-Thon at Tropical Park.

The main venue of the Adopt-A-Thon was a wonderful tent where people were lined up outside to get a look at all the adoptable dogs.  The MDAS team had been working since midnight last night to find homes for as many dogs as they could, and in one cage, about 1/3 of the way in, sat Mirta, on the 2nd level of cages, watching so many people come through and hoping it would be her time to be picked to " go home" with a family.

Mirta wached and watched as other dogs were selected, and in her heart she knew why she kept getting passed over....her back legs did not work right.  Sometimes they worked, and other times, she had to drag herself with her front paws.

Despite her challenges, she had managed to catch the eye and heart of many volunteers and staff from Miami Dade who were trying eveyrthing they could to help her....they showcased her, brought families past her cage, and yet over and over again, other dogs were celbrated and got to go home with their forever families.

Hours and hours went by, night turned into day, and day turned into afternoon and the DRSF team joined the event.  The MDAS team came by the DRSF tent...they had a dog they wanted to introduce them to....is there any chance they could help?

We went to visit Mirta and she was a mix at best....a mix that had no other chance or choice, a mix that was soon going to be shared as a $0 adoption to give her any chance to find a family of her very own.  A chance to have any other chance than the only one left....if she was not adopted, she had no chance.

The DRSF team voted....she was not a 100% doxie, but she needed and deserved a chance, and we were her chance.  The vote came in and our team committed to helping her. 

We let the MDAS team know that she would be a DRSF dog, that we were commited to her and it was time to spring her from that crate.  That is when the magic started to happen....Mirta had caught the eye of many of the volunteers who had staffed the tent since last night and as word spread that she was going to be saved, the tears started to flow.....one by one, the volunteers came to hug Pam who had pulled Mirta from the crate and was holding her in her amrs.  All those volunteers who had tried for hours to help Mirta now saw that she was safe, and they celebrated...tears were floing from all involved as we signed the paperwork that she was to come to us <3

She came back with us to our tent, Dr. Wong at Southest Veterinary was called and she has an appointment tomorrow AM for a checkup, and more than likely an MRI and surgery.

She is not a 100% doxie, but that does not mean that she is any less desreving of a chance....a chance to have her body whole and a chance to have a family and life that cherishes her as she deserves to be.

Would you help us support her care?  We welcome donatinons of any size toward her care to help her get to the happily ever after every little girl deserves <3

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