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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:35 PM

Abandoned and Covered In Scars, Bronco Learns to Love Again

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Smaller, jumpy, happy dogs tend to go first at the shelter. For introverted dogs who don’t show their emotions as easily, the shelter is the worst place to find a home. Adoption seemed like an impossible dream for Bronco, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, but this story is proof that there is a perfect home out there for every dog.

Bronco turned up a Los Angeles shelter as a stray. He was guarded; his head down, his eyes refusing to make eye contact. What set him apart from the rest of the dogs were his scars. His face especially, as it was covered in deep wounds, the source of which was unknown. Some could speculate that Bronco was involved in dog fighting, was abused or perhaps the wounds were self-inflicted. Some dogs become scarred trying to escape a wire fence or enclosure. Most who are looking to adopt a dog at the shelter cannot see beyond his scars and move on to the next dog.

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Bronco’s time at the shelter was limited and running out fast.

For JF of Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles, it only took one look from Bronco for him to realize there was something special about this scarred dog. When Bronco finally did look up into JF’s eyes, the rescuer thought “there was something so deep about this dog.”

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More: http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/dog-rescue-photos-videos-shelters-the-pet-collective-bronco-rhodesian-ridgeback

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Reply Abandoned and Covered In Scars, Bronco Learns to Love Again (Original post)
alsame Jun 2013 OP
nadine_mn Jun 2013 #1
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Response to alsame (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:11 PM

1. I love stories like this - all our dogs are rescued

Rescue dogs (and cats - our kitty was a stray who just showed up) are the best - they love with all their heart!

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Response to alsame (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:19 PM

2. Poor Buddy...

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Response to alsame (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:28 PM

3. Nice dog! Nice ending!

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Response to alsame (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:55 PM

4. Awwww. That story

makes me want to go adopt a hard-case doggie. But I am not ready for that. It does make me more interested in looking at the backs of cages from now on.

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Response to alsame (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:55 PM

5. I love these kinds of stories.



Rescued is my favorite breed.

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Response to alsame (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:13 PM

6. He looks a lot like our Ellie Beth.....n/t

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Response to alsame (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:00 PM

7. Very encouraging story

Although he's timid now, I'll bet when Bronco bonds with his new family, he'll grow very protective. Maybe especially so, having been exposed to the other side of life. As my dad always said, beware the wrath of a patient man.

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