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Hope is an approximately 3 year old yorkie who was found locked in a shed in Miami in September 2014 where she had been left to die by her owners.  At the time Hope was rescued she had already been in the shed for a week. The first picture above shows Hope on the day she was rescued. Hope was taken to a local vet by Ryan Jeffreys, the man who found her, and was treated for a deep wound down her entire back and for severe flea and tick infestation, causing her to have anemia. Hope was adopted by the Glass family in Lake Grove, New York a few weeks later.  She continued treatment for her back after she arrived in New York with Dr. Diane Levitan at Peace Love Pets in Commack, NY.  Hope’s family does not know what her life was like before they adopted her, but judging from where she was found and her condition, it was not pleasant.  Hope had some behavioral issues that needed to be addressed so that she could be the best behaved girl possible.  Hope was trained by Tai Nero at All Stars Working Dogs and later passed her AKC Good Citizen Test.  Hope went on to become a therapy dog and today, over two years after being found in a shed, she goes with Victoria Glass (age 11) to local groups teaching children about humane education through Victoria’s animal charity “Lucy’s Legacy and Hope For Animals".

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