No one seems to know why Kailey was at the shelter, but one thing was clear: she was hard to place. Skinny and riddled with heart worms, Kailey came to the shelter in poor shape. But worse than her physical problems was a psychological problem that kept her there for over a year.
Kailey didn’t like to be touched by people she didn’t know. The DeKalb County, Georgia, shelter people were despairing of ever placing her, and her D-day was fast approaching.
In fact, she was scheduled to be euthanized when Jacqueline Berlin and Keith Santer-Perham rescued her and became her foster parents.
At only three years of age, the shepherd mix had a lot of years ahead of her…but only if she could find a new home. That’s when Suzy Chandler stepped in.
Suzy saw something special in Kailey and knew she needed to share her life. And Kailey took right to her new owner.
Then something very strange happened. One day, Kailey was agitated. She wouldn’t quit barking and growling. Suzy didn’t know what was wrong.
Finally, she took Kailey outside, and that’s when the miracle happened. Kailey fairly drug her owner around to the side of the house and showed her a leaking gas line.
In a heartwarming story, four boys – Kenny, Kenneth, Andrew and Kevin – were helping a woman move when they discovered the dog, tied up with bungee cords at an abandoned house.
They named the dog Sparkle.
Kenny, Kenneth, Andrew and Kevin took care of Sparkle until the rescue organization Detroit Pit Crew could help.
“You could tell they really love this dog,” Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue founder Theresa Sumpter said to WDIV. “They were protective of the dog and wanted to make sure the dog was going to a good place.”
The Detroit Pit Crew (DPC) dog rescue is a non profit organization. Their mission, according to their website, is to rescue destitute dogs in Detroit, and are a crew of street volunteers that work together to get as many stray, injured, pregnant and destitute dogs off the streets as possible. Their rescue team spends most days out in the streets of Detroit, trapping strays and rescuing dogs out of desperate situations. They also bring to safety dogs that have been used for dog fighting or as bait dogs in dog fighting rings.
The boys were also compensated for their efforts, according to the Facebook page.
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