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Meet Shawna! She is looking for her forever family and is up for adoption at TARA. September 2, 2010

Shanda: Wow I would be very interested if she was closer... September 3, 2010 at 3:26am

Sherrie: someone might be able to meet you half way, Shanda, if you would fill out an application ! Think about it, she is such an awesome playful girl... September 3, 2010 at 7:37am

Shanda: Today my life was filled with love and joy, I got to see my "Shawnee" girl face to face for the first time, she made it all the way to Oregon. How can I ever thank all those who took such good care of her all the time she spent at the shelter then the rescue. Adopted 3 times and returned, she was meant to be mine. I can't begin to say Thank You enough all those who helped transport her such a long way from Independence, MO to Eugene, OR September 26, 2010 11am

It's Been 2 years and I still am amazed that this girl made it all the way to Oregon. We love her so much, this photo changed our lives forever. I still like to come back and reflect on the first time ever I saw her face.... September 26, 2012

Shanda Benson
Medford, OR

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