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Christie Speciale

Founder and president
Tanner's P.A.W.S.
Corning, New York

Content by Christie Speciale

  • Magazine Article

    Lucky's break

    After being rescued from a puppy mill and overcoming a hip injury, Loki now has the freedom to pursue life's pleasures.

    In the rescue world, we see just about everything, but nothing prepared us at Tanner’s P.A.W.S. in upstate New York for our first puppy mill rescue dog. We named her Lucky, because that’s what she was.

    An 8-month-old miniature poodle, Lucky was rescued from a puppy mill in Ohio. (We’re part of a team of rescue groups that pulls dogs from mills.) We were told she had a hip issue. Our rescue team told us to have a wheelchair ready because they didn’t know if she was ambulatory. We stepped up and made the commitment to save her.

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