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Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 : 6 a.m.

Meet the Ann Arbor.com pet of the week - Sally, a dog who has come a long way

By Deb Kern

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Sally is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Huron Valley

Sally was found as a stray in September of this year wandering in Ypsilanti Township. Emaciated, pregnant and suffering from heartworm, this 5-year-old pitbull mix was in horrible shape when she arrived at the Humane Society of Huron Valley.

We held out hope that someone would come forward to claim her but of course, as is often the case with many adult dogs, no one came to look for her. In all honesty, that might have been the best thing to happen to Sally because we became her caretakers. This resilient and sweet-natured gal was given a warm place to sleep and nutritious food, and she received the medical care she needed. Her treatment for heartworm disease was very hard on her, and at times we weren’t sure she’d recover, but Sally did not give up and we did not give up on her.

While Sally recovered during her medical care, she spent some time in one of our wonderful foster homes. Her foster mom tells us that Sally was a wonderful dog. She’s house-trained, loves people, enjoys her squeaky toys and would love a quiet home where she could cuddle with her people and finally get the TLC she deserves. Sally is now healed and ready to meet her new family.

HSHV is open daily at 11 a.m. for adoptions. All pets available for adoption are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, medically and behaviorally evaluated, and they have a microchip ID all included in their low adoption fee. Please make adoption your first option.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, was awarded the “Best Large Animal Shelter in Michigan” by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, for the second time in a row this year, for saving the most lives. HSHV is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies solely on donations from businesses and individuals to support our community programs.

HSHV is not affiliated with the Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization. The mission of HSHV is to promote responsible and compassionate care of all animals in our community.

Deb Kern is the marketing director for the Humane Society of Huron Valley.