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Lab walks 30 miles to previous owner, who wouldn't take dog back
Eyewitness News 3 ^ | Aug 02, 2014 | DeAnn Smith

Posted on 08/01/2014 4:42:09 PM PDT by expat1000

WICHITA, KS (KCTV) - Lady has had a tough life in recent months, but a Florida heiress who loves animals is vowing to make the lab's golden years truly happy.

Lab gets fairytale ending after 2 families reject dog Lady is getting use to her new home in Florida after a wealthy heiress rescued her from a Kansas shelter. Lady's story is worthy of a Hollywood movie. The grizzled black lab made national headlines when she walked 30 miles to return home to owners who had given her up and refused to take her back.

As word spread on social media, heartbroken dog fans swamped the Chautauqua County Animal Shelter telephone line as they sought to adopt the older dog.

After learning of her plight, Wrigley Gum heiress Helen Rich Rosburg flew a private jet to Kansas on Thursday to whisk the dog to her Florida sanctuary for neglected animals.


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1 posted on 08/01/2014 4:42:09 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Effing people are the worst. They don’t deserve that beautiful dog.

Hope it has a great life with its new owner.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: expat1000

Poor ole pup. I am glad he was rescued. Some people aren’t worth walking two feet for.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 4:45:30 PM PDT by dforest
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To: expat1000
she walked 30 miles to return home to owners who had given her up and refused to take her back.

Well those people just plain suck. A big Thank You to whomever gave her a new home.

4 posted on 08/01/2014 4:47:10 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: expat1000

Good for her —

I’m gonna go buy a pack of Wrigleys and have a chew just for them.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 4:49:42 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: All

I hope there is an eternal “warm” place for those who mistreat and/or abandon these TRULY innocent and wonderful of God’s creatures.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 4:49:46 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: expat1000

Speechless..

How csn people hurt animals? I’m glad this has a happy ending, she’s a beautiful dog.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 4:50:13 PM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder ")
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To: expat1000; Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping


8 posted on 08/01/2014 4:52:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cloudmountain

Heck, I hope something happens to them HERE! And I will not mince words in saying that.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 4:56:01 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Gefn

Thanks for your post——I couldn’t even go to the link.

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10 posted on 08/01/2014 4:56:22 PM PDT by Mears (thanks !)
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To: expat1000

Glad the “heiress” took Lady in. We have taken our share of older dogs dumped by callous people.

We’ve had over forty dogs since we’ve been married (36 years). Mostly they last a couple of years as they are generally quite old, and require some veterinary attention, but they need homes just like the pups. It’s a heartache due their age, but worth it as the older dogs are generally very loving animals with a history, and just want a home.

Haven’t ever had a regretful situation with one yet. Hope never will.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 4:56:33 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m with you.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 4:56:57 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: expat1000

At least there was a happy ending for her.

I had my own “happy ending” animal story today. I sometimes feed the squirrels in the local park, and a few months ago there was one with a badly injured hind leg that was hobbling around. He had a wound on the leg, it seemed to be broken, and he had licked all the fur off it from the knee down. Still managed to get in and out of trees on his three legs, but on the ground, he could barely sit with out wobbling.

I tried to go more frequently and look for him specifically to feed, since he obviously couldn’t forage much in his condition. After about a week though, I stopped seeing him and figured that he must have died.

Well, today I stopped by and was doing my usual routine when I spotted a scraggly, skinny, pathetic looking squirrel, missing most of the fur on his tail, hanging around the tree that the injured one used to live in. Sure enough, when I got closer I noticed he was limping on his hind leg, but could walk on it and get around. The little guy survived!

He’s skinny but getting around a lot better. I’m going to make some extra trips and hopefully I can get him fattened up before wintertime.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Red in Blue PA

Amen! I love dogs. People....eh.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 4:58:25 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: expat1000

What a wonderful dog. I could cry.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 4:59:23 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: expat1000

20 Internets for Helen Rich Rosburg..!!!

17 posted on 08/01/2014 5:02:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: expat1000

It breaks your heart to hear that she walked all that way and was rejected, but one has to think about this, hold the emotion for a minute. How did it happen that an elderly dog was free to walk away on her own? What was the arrangement? Was she released to a private owner or Humane Society? If so, somebody was not watching her, and she could have by hit by a car at her age. Everbody is raining hate on the previous owner who ‘wouldn’t take her back’, but maintaining a dog of that age and in declining health is a big financial responsibility. Perhaps the owner had a change of lifestyle, and knew she would not have enough time to give this dog to keep her happy. People should be thankful the previous owner allowed this dog to continue her life, however curtailed it may be at this point. I’m thrilled that someone with both the will and the means to support her quickly came forward. Like the Purina commercials used to say, with some dogs; ‘All you add is Love”.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 5:05:34 PM PDT by lee martell
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19 posted on 08/01/2014 5:06:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Agreed.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 5:10:37 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: expat1000

What a loving face.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 5:11:36 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: expat1000

Poor pooch..if I already didnt have two little guys of my own I would take her in..I hope she finds an owner who will treat her with the love and respect she deserves


22 posted on 08/01/2014 5:12:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: expat1000

“Rosburg, the great-granddaughter of the founder of the famous gum, is a self-described animal lover. She has used a portion of her inheritance to help neglected and abandoned animals. She has built a 120-acre farm in Odessa, FL, that houses 300 animals including rabbits, pigs and goats. She even built an on-site home for a trainer to work with dogs dealing with behavioral issues. She reportedly has a staff of 15 to care for the animals, and eventually adopts out some of the animals or they are trained to be service dogs. “

It’s nice to know that there are a few truly caring people out there.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 5:12:51 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Boogieman

I’m glad that little fellow is getting better. Bless you for feeding him.

I used to feed a squirrel that lived in a tree in my mom’s backyard. When we went to visit her, that little thing would come bounding-—no exaggeration-—to meet us, and he would sit up on his hind legs and grab for the peanuts. I looked forward to seeing him.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 5:13:51 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: lee martell
but maintaining a dog of that age and in declining health is a big financial responsibility.

BS. The dog was able to walk 30 miles. Most people could not do that for God's sake!
25 posted on 08/01/2014 5:14:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rockinqsranch

Well we almost always get the rescues who show up abandoned in our yard or on our street. Have not gotten a loser yet. We could not have gotten two better dogs than Buddy our Beagle who just died at 17 plus years or Coco our cute little Chihuahua. We are waiting to see who shows up next. :-)


26 posted on 08/01/2014 5:15:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: expat1000

Poor sweet doggie. I’m almost crying now.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 5:17:31 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: lee martell
Yup...too many knee-jerk posters who didn't bother to read the article...

Shelter worker Kelsey Loyd told KWCH-TV Thursday that a family adopted Lady. She was living a good life, but was rough with the family's puppy and didn't get along well with little dogs.

I follow several dog rescues and shelters....it is common practice to return a dog who doesn't get along with other pets after an adoption. They stepped up and gave it a chance, it didn't work out.....not the dog's fault....if critters don't get along you can't force it. Better for all that the dog was returned, and had a chance to get the right home.
28 posted on 08/01/2014 5:19:18 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: expat1000

I hate people. That dog’s loyalty is astounding. Poor doggie.


29 posted on 08/01/2014 5:20:00 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't exclusively white institutions.)
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To: expat1000

Poor dog. Glad she found a home. I hope the mugs who kicked her out get a spanking.


30 posted on 08/01/2014 5:24:56 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

What you said. This story just hurts my heart. Good for that woman for helping him.


31 posted on 08/01/2014 5:35:56 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: cloudmountain

The article says that his original owner died.


32 posted on 08/01/2014 5:41:21 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yeah, they are so skittish around humans normally, but once they get to know you (and that you have food), they can get pretty comfortable with you.

I have a few that will sit right by my feet while they eat their peanut, so they can get another one as fast as possible. Those guys will even take a peanut out of my hand if I offer it to them. But there is probably only one really brave squirrel out of twenty that will get that close to you, and it takes a while for them to trust you like that.


33 posted on 08/01/2014 5:45:07 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: rockinqsranch

You are wonderful! 40 dogs in 36 years - wow! My husband and I take in old rescue dogs as well. We’ve only had three. They are the sweetest things. I lost one of them a year ago - only had her two years. I thought I’d have her longer and was shocked when we lost her. She was eleven so I shouldn’t have been surprised.

I can’t even look at the photo of the old dog. She looks so tired, poor thing. We don’t have “Lassie” endings anymore, I guess.


34 posted on 08/01/2014 5:55:40 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: expat1000

The original owners of thar dog represent a special kind of sickness..........and it ain’t good! I look at that dogs eyes and I SEE MY BOY AND IT MAKES ME SHUDDER TO EVER IMAGINE HIM IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.


35 posted on 08/01/2014 6:01:54 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Boogieman

You have to be quick to draw your hand back when they snatch the peanut, too...those little claws are sharp. I found out the hard way, LOL.


36 posted on 08/01/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Boogieman

My wife and I had just moved in to our house. The second day she was at the front door with a bag of groceries. She unlocked the door and turned around to pick up the bag. As soon as she turned around a squirrel climbed up her leg and onto her shoulder. She screamed, shucked it off and ran inside.

Turns out the previous owner would feed the squirrel peanuts, with the squirrel on her shoulder!


37 posted on 08/01/2014 6:11:05 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: miss marmelstein

“....only had her two years”

That’s about it with the older rescues. If you have them longer than that, count the blessings.


38 posted on 08/01/2014 6:11:33 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: 21twelve

LOL! Your poor wife...talk about startling!


39 posted on 08/01/2014 6:12:30 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: rockinqsranch

Absolutely. The problem with her death is that it was unexpected. No health problems, supposedly, and she ate her breakfast and was running around. She collapsed and went into shock. Internal bleeding. I’m still not over it although I got another rescue dog within the month. She’s a real cutie, too.


40 posted on 08/01/2014 6:13:48 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: expat1000

Breaks my heart.

While jogging this morning, a big, well fed, well groomed tan color Lab raced by me on one of the trails east of Seattle.

Obviously lost, obviously in a panic.

Looked like it had an ID collar, but it wouldn’t even turn to look when I called and ran after him.

That’s made me feel sad all day.

Now a story like this - ouch!


41 posted on 08/01/2014 6:14:15 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: CatherineofAragon

“...talk about startling!”

And the squirrel too. “What - no peanuts?”


42 posted on 08/01/2014 6:14:28 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: gaijin
Helen Rosburg


43 posted on 08/01/2014 6:20:58 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: miss marmelstein

“I’m still not over it although I got another rescue dog within the month.”

We can relate. What happened to her isn’t uncommon with the older ones. Heartbreaker!

Good for you getting another rescue dog. There’s usually nothing more loving than a rescue mutt.


44 posted on 08/01/2014 6:30:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: expat1000

Gave her up for little yippy dogs??? OMG


45 posted on 08/01/2014 6:33:59 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Boogieman; null and void

Null and Void raised a tiny baby squirrel to adolescence, if not adulthood. His name was Mr. Flibble, at least it was until near the time SHE was released into the wild.


46 posted on 08/01/2014 6:38:29 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: expat1000

“After learning of her plight, Wrigley Gum heiress Helen Rich Rosburg flew a private jet to Kansas on Thursday to whisk the dog to her Florida sanctuary for neglected animals.”

Does she do as much for people?


47 posted on 08/01/2014 7:01:07 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: expat1000

Thanks for making me have teary eyes over my beer. I stayed up all night last night because my little Chihuahuas were scared of the thunders and lighting


48 posted on 08/01/2014 7:21:27 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: expat1000
I had to give my dogs away when I was a 15. For some reason, even after all these years, I still have a hole inside from that.

It's a relief that this story has a somewhat happy ending. Excuse me, I have to go hug my dogs now.

49 posted on 08/01/2014 7:38:03 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’d walk 30 miles for my dog.


50 posted on 08/01/2014 7:56:25 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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