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Abandoned dog can’t believe her luck when a familiar face comes to the rescue

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A poor pooch abandoned at an animal shelter after nine years with the same owner is living her best life again thanks to a familiar face that came to the rescue.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 04/12/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

Nine-year-old mixed breed Lara had only ever known one owner. So you can imagine Lara's heartbreak when she suddenly found herself all alone at an animal shelter.

Rescue workers showed Lara lots of love and affection, but nothing could replace losing her forever home. And so the fantastic staff decided to find Lara a new one.

A familiar face comes to the rescue

They shared Lara's picture on the shelter's Facebook page, along with a post explaining her situation. Thankfully, Lara didn't have to wait long for her heroes to arrive - and they couldn't have been any more perfect.

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And that's because the couple already knew Lara. In fact, they're close relatives of the dog's original owner. The pair had no idea Lara was stuck at a shelter until they stumbled across her picture on social media. And as soon as they read what had happened, the big-hearted couple knew it was up to them to give Lara the life she deserves.

The ending every dog deserves

Lara settled into her new home quickly, where she formed an instant bond with her new dog parents. Lara's story has it all. It's got a sad start, a dramatic plot twist in the middle, and the thing that matters most of all - a very happy ending!


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