Once in a while, a story breaks out that just tugs at your heartstrings.
Lady, a grey-faced lab that had a traumatic life was placed in a shelter in 2012 because her owner died.
A family from Sedan, Kansas, adopted the beautiful lab after her owner passed and kept the dog until the family got a smaller dog earlier this year. The dogs didn’t get along and Lady was once again sent to a shelter.
After being adopted by her third family, Lady yearned for her previous owners and the poor lab walks 30 miles to be with her family only to be turned away. Unfortunately, they had to drive her back to the shelter because the family couldn’t take her back as the dogs still didn’t get along.
Later, a Chautauqua County Animal Shelter volunteer named Cindy Barclay Powell, posted on Facebook, “Her ‘family’ can not take her back because of the little dogs. Is there anyone out there who can give this girl a home?”
“She may not have many years left. She is spayed, house-broken and leash-trained, mellow, having problems walking (so her travels back to Sedan amazed me).”
The story caught the attention of an author and heir to the Wrigley-chewing gum company, Helen Rich.
Not only did she adopt Lady, but she sent a private jet to whisk her away to her new home in Florida.
We think Lady finally gets the life she deserves.
With her loving new owner by her side.
I love a story with a happy ending and it is incredibly heartwarming to know that Lady now has a family that loves her. Please share this touching story of how a lab walks 30 miles back home but finds a loving family instead with your friends and family, they’ll love you for it.