My beloved Chow, Jodie passed away on August 5, 2007 at the age of 11 1/2. I was given Rescuing Sprite as a gift from my father-in-law for Christmas. I just got brave enough to read it a couple of months ago. Very heartwarming and touching.
I am currently in school to be a licensed veterinary technician after getting a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1999. I will graduate from Veterinary Technician school in May!
Just a couple of weeks ago, I decided to be on the lookout for a new dog. Working in a wealthy part of Richmond, it is very rare to see a dog in need of a home. On cue, a client brought us a dog she rescued from being euthanized at a local animal shelter. I have named her Ardelia… and she is MINE. She has a long road ahead of her, however, because of: complete emaciaton, a broken tibia and fibula, multiple gunshot wounds, and a completely broken tail. Her sweet spirit has warmed my heart beyond words. I don’t know how I will pay her vet bills, but the doctors I work for will work with me to pay everything off in time. I didn’t know this site took pictures, so I will make sure to get some. She looks really rough right now, but she LOVES people which is amazing to me as she has been treated so horribly. We estimate her age to be about 1 year. I can’t wait to watch her blossom. I just hope she can make it through everything as she is quite debilitated right now.

Amy from VA