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Monday, May 6,2013


By Allen & Linda Anderson  
I work with greyhounds and have rescued several since 1995. A couple of years ago, I was asked to pick up a dog a family gave up because they could not deal with him losing his toenails. He had an autoimmune disease, which can be treated with the right supplements.

I was to take Chase to his new foster family, so the veterinarian, whom our organization uses when dogs are given up or come to us from the racetrack, could diagnose him.

When I picked up Chase, his demeanor upset and disturbed me. After he entered my car, he just sat down and showed no emotion, even though I tried to tell him that everything would be OK. Chase reminded me of someone who has been abandoned and lost hope for living. I so wanted to let him know that there would be someone to love him, once things worked out.

I let the director of our group know that if they could not find a permanent home for Chase, I would like to have him join my family of greyhounds. I decided that if God wanted me to take Chase into my home, things would work out for both of us, no matter what decisions were made.

Several months later, I received a call from our director telling me that no one had volunteered to give Chase a permanent home. The director asked if I still wanted him. I said yes and quickly made arrangements to pick him up.

Chase came into our home with a few quirks in his behavior. All of them were minor issues that the two of us eventually worked out together. I worked hard to make him understand that he was loved in our family. Some of his silliness started to come out. He would bark when he wanted something, crouch down, and act silly, as if he wanted to play.

One day, Chase lost a toenail and was bleeding profusely. We rushed to the emergency hospital.

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When have you given love to an animal, and it helped you have absolutely no regrets? 

By Allen and Linda Anderson
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