April 2015 SOAR: Street Outreach Animal Response Initiative was called to assist with a mass eviction at King’s Inn. The hotel knew the clients were going to have to leave but had taken the residents’ money for the following week, without informing them that everyone would have to move out the following morning. When SOAR showed up, it was pure chaos. Social service organizations, outreach groups, and law enforcement were doing everything they could to make the unexpected transition easier for the residents, who just found out that morning they had nowhere to live. SOAR was called to assist with the pets because the residents were being moved to the shelter, where pets are prohibited. Dinky was one of these dogs. Her owner an older woman, who was living with her adult wheelchair-bound son, was in tears over what would happen to her dog. Dinky was fearful, very underweight, had extremely long toenails, and to top it off…was 15 years old. It took SOAR about 30 minutes to get the mighty snarling Dinky from her hiding place under the bed. The whole time Dinkey’s mom was crying and the son was in distress. The SOAR Rescuer assured them both that she could foster Dinkey or would find her a home. They agreed to surrender Dinky, citing that they were not able to care for her the past couple years the way she deserved. SOAR reached out to Martha Piercefield with Chihuahua Indiana Rescue for help. Martha told them to come right over and was picking out princess outfits the moment they hit the door. She had Dinky’s nails trimmed and already knew the perfect person for her. Today Dinky is as happy as a clam to have found her forever home with Sharra. At 16 years old, she loves playing with her three Chihuahua siblings, going for car rides, and helping her mom find new forever homes for other animals. She truly is living life like a princess!

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