Diamond in the ruff
Pitbull mix Diamond was heartworm positive the first time animal control picked her up. She was returned to her owners, who were told she must be treated for the parasitic worm. Two and a half years later, Diamond and animal control met again. She was still heartworm positive.
“The owners were told they couldn’t have her back because it was a case of neglect,” said Jennifer Bark, the founder of nonprofit dog rescue Barkie’s Legacy. “Then she was just at [Orange County Animal Services] and no one was adopting her. There wasn’t any interest, so we stepped in and rescued her.”
Now, she’s heartworm-free, thanks to a grant from OCAS. She’s also up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed and microchipped.
And at about 6 years old, she’s still a ball of energy.
“She’s just a happy-go-lucky girl, and we’re just trying to find her a good, loving home,” Bark said.
Diamond loves people of all ages, according to Bark, who noted that the pit mix has previously lived in a household with a female dog.
“We’re just interested in finding a good match and a forever home,” Bark said.
Those looking to adopt Diamond must schedule a meet-andgreet with the rescue via barkieslegacy.org or facebook.com/barkieslegacy. After the meeting, potential adopters can fill out an application. If everything checks out, Diamond could be on her way to her new home. Her adoption fee is $100.