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What would you do...if you were walking your dogs on a cold, dark evening, and you heard the sound of whimpering coming from a nearby ditch? What would you do if you did look down into the ditch, and saw what Ernie Moss did back in January 2011: a severely beaten pit bull, whose legs and muzzle were tied shut with duct tape? Ernie did what he said he hoped anyone would do: he pried the poor creature up from the frozen ground, carried her home, and called the Capital Area Humane Society (Lansing, MI, USA.)

It was a miracle that this beautiful pit bull (now named Tatiana) survived that night, and a blessing that brought her to CAHS, where staff devoted countless hours to her physical and emotional recovery. Workers strove patiently yet tirelessly to rebuild Tatiana's trust, and found that their love and positive reinforcement training paid off! Tatiana showed she was very smart, learning lots of tricks, and demonstrating affection toward familiar staff members. Unfortunately, she also displayed some special behaviors that would make it impossible for her to be placed in a regular home environment. After many months of court proceedings, CAHS finally secured ownership of Tatiana, and could begin at last to search for appropriate placement for her. It took several more months, but CAHS never gave up hope of finding a safe, forever home for Tatiana. On October 2, 2012, the staff, volunteers and much of the Lansing community gathered to say a bittersweet farewell to this amazing survivor. Our beloved Tatiana is now enjoying the good life at MacKenzie's Animal Sanctuary in Lake Odessa, MI. She is well-loved and cared for, and never has to be subjected to man's cruelty again. Happy life, Tatiana! We love you!

Cheryl Rice
Lansing, MI

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