While driving home from work on a busy L.A. street , I nearly hit a small fluff ball peeking out from under the tires of the cars parked alongside the road, trying to cross the street. I knew if I continued on, that fluffball would become a pancake in short order. I turned the car around and eventually snatched the (now barking at me) fluffball, which turned out to be a four month old pup.

After finding the owner and discovering that the pup had started out life in a dumpster along with her siblings, and that she had had a broken front leg that was healing incorrectly due to no vet involvement, and that the owners were not all that excited about owning her, ‘Annie” came home with me. Quite possibly the luckiest day in either of our lives!

— Don from Glendora, CA