It's a chance at a new life for an injured pup rescued earlier this month by a good Samaritan who now wants to adopt her.
Sadie was found by Ernesto Perez on June 4 with a shoelace tied around her neck that cleaved its way under her skin, possibly over the course of a year or more.
After seeing the German shepherd mix a couple of times, his girlfriend and him decided to corral Sadie from her hiding spot and help her get the medical attention she desperately needed.
The shoelace collar cut into her muscle and affected her blood flow as well as caused a roughly inch-deep wound on her neck that "you would think her head was about to fall off," Riverside County Animal Services worker Itzel Vizcarra said.
"This is clearly a major neglect cruelty case," Robert Miller said in a statement, director of Animal Services. "We are stunned, like so many others will be, when they see how this dog was left to suffer as such. We can only hope that this case will also remind pet owners to never tie cords or twines around a dog's neck."
Perez continued to visit Sadie as she received treatment and expressed interest in adopting her.
A few weeks later, Perez and his girlfriend were all smiles when they went to the Western Riverside County Animal Shelter on Friday to bring home their new furry friend.
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In the end, it's a happy ending for everyone.