Tell us some of your fa­vorite adop­tion stories.

Oi Vietnam - - The Bulletin -

One of the more pop­u­lar adop­tion stories that touched so many of our hearts was the res­cue, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and adop­tion of a dog named Lucky. She had es­caped a dog meat fa­cil­ity and needed ex­ten­sive med­i­cal care and a lot of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion train­ing (all doc­u­mented on the ARC Face­book page). Af­ter more than a year of work­ing with her, we’re so happy to re­port she’s liv­ing the good life now in Ger­many.

Li­nus the cat came to ARC at a young age and had lost the use of both back legs. De­spite this, he was de­ter­mined to move around and would drag him­self around the cat house us­ing only his forelegs. A won­der­ful fam­ily rec­og­nized that Li­nus’ chances of be­ing adopted were very low, and so they brought Li­nus to their home to meet their four other res­cue cats. Li­nus was tough and de­ter­mined to play and move about just like their other cats and, month af­ter month, he got stronger and learn how to ma­neu­ver his body so that he could be more in­de­pen­dent. To­day, Li­nus has re­gained a sur­pris­ing amount of con­trol back in his hind legs. He’s still got a funky froggy-legged walk, but he’s able to use the lit­ter­box with­out a mess and walk on all fours again!

Bi’s story is great be­cause it re­ally shows how, some­times, an­i­mals ac­tu­ally choose to adopt you! A young Cana­dian cou­ple were trav­el­ing through HCMC and spent a few days vol­un­teer­ing with the dogs. They were speak­ing with our dog co­or­di­na­tor, Regine, when sud­denly Bi walked over and sat right next to them. Bi was nor­mally quite shy and this was very un­char­ac­ter­is­tic of him. They in­stantly fell in love with him, and took it as a sign that he was the right dog for them. De­spite hav­ing a flight to catch, this cou­ple worked closely with ARC and Saigon Pet Hospi­tal to ar­range Bi’s trans­porta­tion. Thanks to a flight vol­un­teer, Bi joined his new fam­ily in Canada not long af­ter. This won­der­ful cou­ple is ac­tu­ally con­sid­er­ing adopt­ing an­other ARC dog right now!

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