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Hello there! For a big dog, I’ve learned a big lesson in life…. My name is Diamond, and I’d like to tell you my story.

It was a very cold day in January when my life was turned upside down. I was living in a home where the conditions were pretty scary and the police showed up. They called Calgary Humane Society because I was living in such dirty conditions, I guess he was talking about all the piles of belongings, garbage and my waste everywhere.

A Peace Officer from Calgary Humane Society showed up to take me away. I was so scared. He took me to their shelter, and I was extremely fearful of the strange people, sounds, and smells. I cowered in my kennel and growled at anyone who came near me. I’m supposed to be big and strong, but this was more than I could handle!

I was scared, confused and overwhelmed. I needed help!

My situation was not looking good, BUT while my case was under review one of the Peace Officers offered to help me. When I first met him, I was scared and shaking. He had liver treats that smelled so good, but I still didn’t want anything to do with him.

Lucky for me, he would not give up because he knew all I needed was time and love! He sat on the floor in my kennel talking to me and slowly coming closer and I remember thinking “can I trust him?” Finally, I let him slip a leash on me and we went outside. Oh boy I loved it outside and I wagged my tail so hard it almost fell off! I still wasn’t sure if I could trust this nice Peace Officer but it was such a relief to get out of my kennel I thought I’d let him give me a few pats.

There are people who care about me! For the next couple months, that Peace Officer was committed to helping me trust people again and I became a happier dog!

However, I was still very fearful in my kennel and Calgary Humane Society decided I needed to be placed in a “Foster Home” they called the Pitbull for Life Foundation where I soon learned that a foster home was a temporary family I’d live with until a forever family adopts me. I was so sad to leave my new found friend, but happy that I wouldn’t have to live in that kennel anymore!

Little did I know, my life was going to change forever.

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My new foster home was great. The family were so nice, AND they even had another dog for me to play with! Living with my foster family for a couple months was so much fun, I truly learned what a loving home was like, and then it happened. My foster family couldn’t bear to lose me and wanted me to be a permanent member of their family.

I am so thankful for Calgary Humane Society and everything they did for me. When I needed help, they were there for me. Now Calgary Humane needs your help, and I hope you’ll be there for them.

Caring donors like you help give animals like me a second chance to heal.

Please give today. Thank you from me – and all the other homeless animals.

Love,

Diamond

 

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