• ABF: Abused animals need extra love

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  • One thing that social media has brought to the forefront is the large number of animals that end up in shelters or veterinary clinics due to abuse. There is no way to know how many animals don’t make it to these safe havens, but there are angels in scrubs who do everything they can to save the ones that do.
    Animals Best Friends has taken in several of these abused animals over the years. Bunny is the newest. Bunny was brought to the KC Pet Project with four broken teeth and an injury to her eye. ABF Took her in and made sure that Bunny got the medical attention that she needed. Now she needs tender loving care to help her overcome the emotional scars.
    She is very sweet and very shy, and takes a while to warm up to people, but she likes other dogs. She has taken comfort in the company of Tori, another ABF dog that was formerly abused. Tori is an eight year old Lab mix who loves puppies and younger dogs. Bunny is likely a mix of Australian cattle dog and shepherd, and will be a medium size dog when grown.
    We adopted an abused dog in 2006; it only took her a few months to realize that she had nothing to fear. The experience for us has been extremely rewarding and she is the most loving dog we’ve ever had! Giving an abused animal a home isn’t easy; it takes patience and perseverance. However in the end the rewards far exceed the challenges.
    ABF would consider letting Bunny and Tori go together if the family would be a good fit for them. ABF is also always looking foster families who are willing to take animals in, love them, work with them, and prepare them for their permanent family. If you think that you would like to meet Bunny and/or Tori visit our website at www.animalsbestfriends.org and complete an application. ABF does home visits and two week trials and will always take the animal back if the family can’t keep it.

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