From Homeless to Heiress - How a Twice Rejected Rescue Finally Hit it Big

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From Homeless to Heiress - How a Twice Rejected Rescue Finally Hit it Big

This is Lady, the old


 who walked 30 miles to return to the family that gave her up -- only to be given up again!

old Labrador Lady

Lady is a senior black lab that was sent to the shelter after her original owner passed away. Lucky for her, she did not stay in the

shelter for long. Lady was quickly snatched up by another family. However, this stop was a brief one on Lady’s journey. After appearing unable to coexist with the family’s puppy, the old Labrador was given back to the shelter.From there, Lady was adopted by another family. Typically, the story would end here, but  because of Lady’s unyielding determination, she escaped from her new home and made the 30 mile trek back to the family that gave her up. Unfortunately, her arduous return was not met with the kind of open-armed response she had hoped. After the amazement of the moment had passed, it was back to the shelter for Lady, with both adoptive families now firmly opposed to having the old Labrador

 in their home.

old Labrador in the woods

Luckily, word of Lady’s amazing journey made it to some major news outlets. Before long the internet was abuzz with peoples’ opinions and comments on her story, as well as offers to give this loving old Labrador a good home.Moreover (and likely the most incredible facet of this tale) Lady’s story made its way to noted  animal rights advocate -- and the heiress of the Wrigley Gum fortune -- Helen Rich. Rich decided that Lady had taken more than enough lumps for one lifetime. It was high time that someone helped Lady carry her load, and Helen Rich decided to be that person.Rich had her assistants

fly out in her private jet and pick up Lady, taking her from shelter life and escorting her briskly into the lap of luxury. Lady now lives, along with 300 other pets in need, on Rich’s 120 acre farm in Florida where she will never want for anything ever again. Not old Labrador - Its an AIRPLANE!

If only all rescue stories had such a happy ending. At least for Lady, her days of wandering through the dark looking for a home are over.

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Source: UpRoxx - This Is The Heartwarming Tale Of How A Rejected Shelter Dog Made It Rich NY Daily News - Dog that walked 30 miles back to previous owners who didn't want her finds new home
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