The Catholic sisters lost their beloved dog to lymphoma; an elderly dog languishing in a nearby shelter needs a home. Together they form a new family.
Many shelters across America house abandoned or lost pets. According to The Humane Society of the United States each year about 2.7 million healthy dogs and cats (about one every 11 seconds) are put down; perfectly adoptable animals are sentenced to death.
Often families want the perfect pet so they purchase a purebred puppy. However, most families who claim shelter pets will tell you: these affectionate creatures seem grateful for their rescue. And that makes them perfect pets.
Just ask the sisters, whose rescued dog came into their lives and rescued them.
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