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Dusty's StoryPosted Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 4:16 PM
After one failed attempt to administer the pills in dog food, a nice juicy hot dog did the trick, and off Dusty went to the vet. A one way trip, I was afraid. I went home that day not knowing how the visit had gone, and I was anxious to hear what had happened the next day when I came to work. I learned that underneath all that mess of hair was a Shih Tzu in great health, and when Myra went to pick him up from the vet she found the office staff holding him in their arms (Shock!!). Imagine our surprise to see the gorgeous dog who returned to the Shelter (see picture above). Dusty had not only a new 'do, but he had changed his attitude, and in a big way. Although still quite shy initially, we saw an incredible transformation in the little dog over the next couple of weeks. He was changing so fast, we could hardly keep up with him. The little dog who had cowered in the corner in fear was now running, jumping and literally grinning from ear to ear, wanting to be picked up and loved by anyone who came along. And then he got so bold as to bark at visitors! Now THAT is what we expect out of our dogs!
Soon Dusty was comfortable enough to start going to Kansas City to PetSmart for possible adoption, and after a couple of weeks he found his new home. Despite all the cards being stacked against him, Dusty got a second chance. And, incredibly, all it took was a haircut.
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The Marshall Animal Shelter is located at 325 N. Grant Ave., Marshall, MO,65340. Phone number is 660-831-0420. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, except holidays, and by chance or appointment. Adoption fees for fully vetted adult animals are $70 for cats and $80 for dogs. View our pets at www.salineanimalleague.org.
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