This pet rescue story is an entry in the Most Heartwarming Story Contest, by Helen Woodward Animal Center. The Most Heartwarming Story Contest is open to any and all participating Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet organizations. The winner will win $500 for their facility or rescue! Your organization can become an Iams Home 4 the Holidays partner today. This story will now have an opportunity to be featured in the finalist pool in February, 2013.
Boston Terrier Rescued From a Locked House
By Central KY Regional Humane Society, located in Lancaster, Kentucky
TinkerBelle, the Boston Terrier, was abandoned over a year ago and allowed to roam free in a Kentucky neighborhood. The neighborhood took turns feeding her and providing her temporary shelter.
TinkerBelle was taken in by a neighbor who kept her for about three months but then moved off and left her locked in the house! A concerned neighbor rescued her after a week’s time when she noticed that the family had left her.
TinkerBelle was brought to Central KY Regional Humane Society, located in Lancaster, Kentucky, where she quickly settled in after a warm bath and a nail groom. Her toenails had curved over and turned under pushing in to the pads of her feet. That makeover helped get her adopted.
TinkerBelle was adopted by the Causey Family here in Paint Lick, Kentucky, and her first night was spent under the covers in the family’s master bedroom.
Every week during the 2012 Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign (Oct. 1, 2012 – Jan. 2, 2013), participating animal organizations are encouraged to enter heartwarming adoption success stories. Submissions can be made weekly by snail mail, fax or email, and at the end of each week Helen Woodward Animal Center and Iams will select a winning story to be featured on this very blog! After the campaign ends on Jan. 2, 2013, the weekly winning stories will be compiled into a pool and voted on by partnered organizations, your fans and the public. The story with the most votes will win a $500 donation for their animal organization and will be announced on Helen Woodward Animal Center’s blog in February 2013. For more rules and guidelines, please click here.