Pet Rescue Stories

Dog Rescue Stories: Gatsby Was Saved From Death Row

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In 2014, Colin moved into the South End neighborhood of Boston, MA, just down the street from the Animal Rescue League. He visited the rescue often, usually just to put a smile on his face by seeing some cute pups, but secretly, he was
hoping to find “the one”. After over a year of looking, Colin walked in one day and saw Gatsby (a pit bull/terrier mix) in the last kennel, running around, chasing a tennis ball and madly wagging his tail! Unlike most of the dogs Colin saw in that shelter, Gatsby didn’t relentlessly bark to get attention or look overly depressed. He was just happy to be in the situation he was in…especially since it involved a tennis ball! When Gatsby saw Colin, he dropped his tennis ball and went to say hi. After locking eyes with Gatsby, Colin KNEW he had found the one. The shelter was closed the following day, so Colin went home and had a day to think it over. Two days later, Colin adopted Gatsby and gave him his forever home!
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Colin learned from shelter staff that Gatsby was found as a stray somewhere in Boston, and was picked up by Animal Control during the terrible winter of 2015. They tried for weeks to find Gatsby’s owner, but had no luck. After sitting in the shelter for over a month, he was scheduled to be euthanized. Thankfully, Animal Rescue League of Boston saved Gatsby and took him to their lovely, no-kill shelter.  They cleaned him up, neutered him, and got him up-to-date on all his shots.
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Colin has his own video production and photography company and does a lot of work from home, which allows him to spend a lot of time with Gatsby (now approximately 3 years old) during the day! Colin is grateful that he found Gatsby, as he is a great roommate, and even better friend!
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