Eleventh Hour Rescue of Rockaway New Jersey is fostering a canine with an amazing survival story.
Update: (11-12-11) Daniel has been adopted. The Dwyer family from Nutley, NJ. has been selected from a slew of applicants. The little marvel has no idea just how much his story has impacted animal lovers – a rally has been organized in his honor and will take place Sunday to urge lawmakers to end the horrific practice of gassing dogs: see details here. Daniel be living out the rest of his days in a peaceful home with four other dogs and the Dwyer’s two children. Welcome home!
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The rescue group coordinated the transport of a very lucky dog from the south. The male beagle, Daniel, was flown north from Florence, Alabama by Pilots n Paws after a failed euthanasia attempt at an animal control office. 18 dogs were placed in that gas chamber, and shelter workers were blown away when they opened the door and Daniel walked out – unharmed and wagging his tail.
Daniel will soon be available for adoption from Eleventh Hour Rescue.