His Best Friend Turned on Him
Sparky's Story is Hard to Watch
April 17, 2014
A few weeks ago, we received a disturbing video. We watched with knots in our stomachs as Sparky’s owner slammed him against a fence and punched him in the face. It’s hard to imagine how someone could treat their devoted buddy this way. It’s even harder to imagine Sparky trusting people again after his best friend turned on him like that. But he does.
Animal Control to the Rescue
We took action immediately. We were determined to rescue Sparky from the home before it could happen again. Officers Downs and Denogean took the case, welcoming the adorable pup into our shelter with open arms and charging his owner with animal cruelty.
Meet Sparky, Be Inspired
We were amazed by Sparky’s happy-go-lucky, trusting nature right from the start. He’s an 11-month-old Chihuahua with a glass-half-full attitude, a goofy jokester that wants nothing more than to make you smile. You’d never believe the past this resilient pooch has endured.
Waiting for His Second Chance
On April 15th, it was time to find Sparky a new family. One that lets him know he’s a “good boy” and throws tennis balls instead of punches. He was put up for adoption and is currently waiting for his second chance. View his profile and share it with your friends - we hope to have him resting easy in his new home by nightfall.
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