A dog named Bobby was surrendered to Miami Dade Animal Services, and soon melted the hearts of the volunteers and bonded with them.
Unfortunately, this didn’t mean Bobby was immediately adopted. In fact, after only two months at Miami Dade Animal Services, things were looking very grim for him. That’s because he was placed on the list no animal wants to be on: the code red list.
Social media, on the other hand, was about to change Bobby’s luck. His Christmas sweater photo was posted online. But Bobby’s expIn stark contrast to Bobby’s festive sweater, his expression was depressed and heartbroken.
The volunteers who worked with him hoped that this picture would lead to a miracle — that Bobby’s life would be saved.
As well as the photo, the caption was heartbreaking. The caption of the photograph urged viewers to take action because if they did not, Bobby would die.
Bobby’s adoption fees would be covered by Miami Dade Animal Services as a sweetener. They just needed someone to provide him his new home…
Immediately, there was a flood of support. Many people wanted to save him — and fast. One of those people was Robert Miller. When he saw Bobby’s sweet, sad face, he knew he had to step in.
Robert works for a local rescue group, and so he knows firsthand what happens to pups like Bobby if they are unable to be placed with a new family.
But another shelter volunteer named Paola beat Robert to the punch! By the time he arrived at the shelter, Bobby had been swooped up by his new mother and taken to the vet’s office to get checked out. There, he received treatment for a few minor issues.
Paola has vowed to make Bobby’s life so much better than it has been. She knew that a post like Bobby’s would bring out a lot of good people — and some bad people, too. That’s why she wanted to get to Bobby as soon as she could.
The holidays should never be spent alone with a dog. Our hearts melt knowing that Bobby has found his forever home, and we are so happy that he will get a second chance.