Skip to comments.Poodle That Survived Mountain of Trash Gets a New Home
Posted on 01/31/2014 3:19:31 PM PST by nickcarraway
A tiny apricot poodle who survived a harrowing journey through mountains of San Francisco trash, is going home to life that will, in contrast, smell like a rose. On Monday, Patricia Aleman picked up Gem, as she was named, and whisked her off to a new life in her Potrero Hill home, complete with a yard.
I cant wait to take her home and just play with her, Aleman said. Im really, really excited. I feel lucky to have her.
In late December, trash sorters at the Recology Recycling Center spotted the poodles head poking out from a bag on a conveyer belt. A few feet more, and she wouldve plummeted into a lethal ravine of garbage. She had already survived days in a trash bin, rides in the scoops of heavy machinery, and a violent trash shaker.
She was nursed back to health at San Francisco Animal Care and Control. The agency received 250 applications from people across the country offering to adopt the tiny dog. It whittled down the field and eventually picked Aleman. Aside from a yard and her love for dogs, Aleman had another intriguing qualification she works for Recology.
One of the rescuers, Greg Foster also put in a letter [of recommendation] said Animal Control Director Rebecca Katz, saying it would be really meaningful for them to be able to spend time with her and see her.
Co-workers will get to see plenty of Gem in the future; Aleman said her supervisor gave her permission to bring Gem to work.
With me she doesnt just have one family, Aleman said. Its the 800 families that work there are also her family.
Happy ending doggie ping
There is also a video at the article link:
That was sweet! Thanks for posting.
That is SUCH a good story! Thank you!
What the fudge is an “apricot poodle”?
Sounds like some half-rotten gunk you’d find stuck on the bottom of your climbing shoes!
No self-respecting dog I ever owned would tolerate being called “Apricot” whatever!
They try to give everything these squishy, feel-good names. I’d just name him Stuntd.
Some Freepers would have just shot her - why she is pooping some where and refusing to kill her is the same as elevating her to human status.
I love apricot poodles. I love ANY color poodle...for that matter. Thanks for posting ;)
sick f8cks that threw the pup away
They have been around for years. All breeds have different names of colors for their breeds.
“A dog’s last will and testament”
How sweet. Thanks for posting it, I have not seen it before.
It has sort of an apricot type coloring, go look at the video. Really cute and the name fits. :)
When she was found:
The poor baby, apparently she was in really bad shape — glad it has such a happy ending.
Ummm- Apricot is a color description just like black, white or red and there are others...
WTF's wrong with you, why do you have to drop in and drop your load of negative crap?????????
It breaks my heart to see situations like this and am so happy when they are saved. I’ve been gone awhile but awhile back I saw a you tube of another tiny white poodle found in a trash pile by a building. The video showed them finding it and what terrible shape it was in at the time. Thankfully they were able to save it too. Where the he77 were the people these dogs belonged to....!!
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