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William Franklin

be my buddy
Pomeranian
Born: 08/02/2010
Small
13 lbs
Male

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Moline, Illinois.

In July 2012, a sheriff of a small town in South Dakota called one of our directors, Julie, about 30 Pomeranians who were starving with no water. They were living in a patch of noxious weeds taller than most people. The owner/breeder had planned on shooting them, but she was allowed to willfully surrender them. The situation was one of the worst Julie had ever seen, and the rescue itself seemed impossible to carry out at times. Many of the tiny dogs were so feral and afraid that they bit and thrashed and screamed at the end of the catchpoles. Working in the heat and filth caused many rescuers to become ill. Newborn pups were found under boards near their mother, who was eating a dead bird. One fragile, terrified little Pom's fur was matted so badly that a frog was living in it. Julie and the sheriff were absolutely horrified by the sights and smells of that day.

William Franklin came in with a matted, filthy clump attached to his tail so huge that after we gently and painstakingly removed it, William had lost TWO POUNDS. He was so scared and heartbroken and his spirit was in pieces. We gave him all the love we possibly could, knowing that soon he would join his other weed patch friends in discovering the delights of freedom. William likes to follow around in his more outgoing friends' footsteps and wants very much to also be the life of the party. He is still a little too unsure to completely come out of his shell, be he is trying with all his might. He dances and flirts, but usually remains out of reach. Every once in a while, he taps one of us on the leg to make sure we know he's there and that we haven't given up on him. William Franklin is a big hero trapped in a tiny body. He deserves to have the very best life we can possibly offer him.
Buddy Messages (1)
His Buddies, The Rowe family, from Omaha, Nebraska, sent him this message: "Dear William Franklin, We are honored to be your buddy. We are so greatful for the loving staff and volunteers who take care of you until you find your forever home! Love, Michelle, Ross, Sookie, Kitty, Hodge, and Podge" William sends the Rowe family many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.

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Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization. Hearts United for Animals does long distance adoptions if there are safe flights and we have volunteers in the area to do a home visit. We require an application, references and a home visit to adopt one of our dogs. Our dogs are all spayed or neutered and are current on health care. We can cat test a dog if requested. If you are interested in adopting a dog, we can give you more information on each dog if you click the Adoption Info & Application link above. Buddies are people who support the dog and send them love while they are waiting for their new home. The dog does not live with the buddy.

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