Tuesday, October 11, 2016

From the Bluff City to the Rocky Mountains!

Welcome to the first EVER blog post courtesy of your friends at Memphis Animal Clinic!

Ani and Luna 
In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we bring you this awesome piece written by Ani Lopez of Vail, Colorado, who adopted Luna a sweet girl whose time was nearly up at
Memphis Animal Services.  With a little help from a few clinic employees and a few folks in the rescue area here in Memphis, Luna was  given a new start on life. 
          In the words of Miss Ani Lopez, Luna's Mom:
Luna at MAS
Luna and her toy
I had lost my two pitbulls within two years of one another the last of which was this past December. I wasn't particularly looking for a new dog, but as a shelter pet advocate (all my pets have been shelter pets) I look at all the websites. That's when I saw our Luna on the Memphis Pets Alive Facebook page. She was so sad, so broken. I knew we had to have her in our life. We live in Colorado and know no one in Tennessee.

So, I did a website search and called the Memphis Animal Clinic, spoke with a young lady and explained to her we needed to have this dog in our life, and the lengths we would go to in order to have her. She was past her expiration date at the shelter. John Tower called me back. I explained again to him, we needed this dog in our life. After a few days, she was ours! John made it possible for us to have Luna. Without knowing us, he totally trusted and he saved this dog. Within a week, Steve and I were on our way to meet John and Luna half way between our respective states to pick her up. What a wonderful thing!
Luna loves hiking these days

Luna was found in a field, she has scars on her body, scars of a life we can only imagine she lived and things no living being should endure. She's missing a toe on each of three of her paws; she had a litter, but no puppies were found. She's the sweetest, trusting, very smart, loyal, loving, personable, loves everyone and every thing, playful and very happy. She discovered the wilderness shortly after we got her, as we love to be outdoors, hiking, biking, walking, camping, river rafting, etc. She goes everywhere with us and she's very spoiled. Luna is no longer broken.
We are immensely grateful to John and the Memphis Animal Clinic for making it possible for us to have a life with Luna, we are all so very happy and look forward to many years together and other brothers or sisters in the future.

Luna with Ani and Steve

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