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posted Jul 21, 2015, 7:48 AM by Marie Lewis

We have a very happy follow-up today on Emmit, a dog FIDO assisted two winters ago!
FIDO volunteers were doing neighborhood outreach the week after Thanksgiving, and as they drove through an alley they saw two chained dogs in empty plastic houses. It was cold, so they asked the owner if they could provide some straw. At first the lady declined but they were persistent and met her around back with the truck.

That was when a volunteer noticed that unfortunately the other dog had already died from starvation. Emmitt was thin as well and the only food he had was a pan of leftover Thanksgiving stuffing that had been rained on and was out of his reach with the chain. IACC was called and they removed Emmitt from the home.

FIDO was able to take him from IACC and get him fixed via FACE and boarded at Keystone. He then was placed with Southside Shelter but he was having a hard time because he was stressed. FIDO volunteer Sara Breinig started bringing him home with her at night. Finally a nice young couple came in and fell in love with Emmit.

Today they brought him back after a year and a half to say hi. Doesn't he looks wonderful?! He is well fed, muscular and has been very well trained. He is such a happy guy.

Thanks so much to Emmit's adoptive family, including the three-year-old boy he sleeps with every night; Indianapolis Animal Care & ControlFACE Low-Cost, Spay/Neuter ClinicKeystone Pet HospitalSouthside Animal Shelter and also to Sara B. for taking such good care of him until he found his forever home. He's a special dog indeed.