At least 56 shelters across 35 states beside Virginia offer similar programs for their older adoptable pets.
Dillard is doing well and will soon be going to a new home - hopefully one that values his safety and comfort more than his previous owners.
The fire was much more extensive than it first appeared. Fire crews were on scene and managed to put out the fire, but it took some doing.
Finally, after more digging and maneuvering, Officer Rave was able to catch the dog by the tail and pull her out of her predicament.
While the cobra's owner believes it has died, authorities are still warning people to keep their eyes peeled.
The owner's sister took the two dogs in critical condition to a local emergency clinic, where they are being treated.
Mini Max had been found by a family about 10 miles away, and his microchip led the animal hospital to Kudzma.
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Detective Ricky Amador arranged to meet the sellers of a dog that looked just like Prada under the guise of buying the pup.
Beanz, a 8-month-old pit bull mix, hasn't let the cruel treatment he received affect his joy for life or his love of people.
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It didn't take long for the vet to discover that the poor young pup was missing his tongue - and it didn't look like an accident, either.
Finally, on July 17, a worker at a nearby ranch who'd spotted the lost posters also spotted a tiny, matted white dog at the side of the road.
She now faces 364 days in jail and 15 years of probation, and she is banned from owning or rescuing any animals.
The spirited dog appears to be no worse for wear, other than having possibly 'lost a pound or two' and being 'terribly stinky,' according to her owners.
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They immediately had a special place in their hearts for the little shih tzu because someone in their family could relate to her condition.
Once his family realized Razzle was still out there, they were desperate to reunite - but there were 1,600 miles between them.
He got a call saying that Darla might have been found - but deceased. As he waited for the heartbreaking confirmation, he got another call.
'All of the sudden this little girl shoved her nose into my shoulder so hard and went "woof" just like she meant business.'
'I was really lucky to be able to do what I did, and what I did was not right. It put people in a difficult situation. I was desperate.'
The owner got his dog back from the humane society the next morning and insists that he did no wrong.
Following his normal routine, the worker loaded the dumpster and was about to empty it when movement caught his eye.
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The tiny, senior chihuahua had lived this long only to be dumped in her twilight years, easy prey to anything.