Dear Heartland, I wanted to let you know, I adopted Anja back on January 3, 2017 and to my surprise, she and I turned out to be the perfect match for each other. I spoiled her every chance I could and showered her with so much love, kindness, comfort and well needless to say….she was my best friend for 4 blissful years. Unfortunately and very unexpectedly, she passed away peacefully lying beside me on April 16, 2021 from a mini stroke, for which her body was unable to recover from. I miss her terribly, but I know in my heart, she’s with God’s creatures now, playing and chasing to her heart’s content. I want to thank your Heartland staff for connecting us when you did, I’m truly so grateful. I also wanted to pass along this message about one of your own, and just know what a great organization for rescues you guys truly are…thank you ❤️

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When you adopt from a no-kill shelter, you save two lives. The animal you adopt and the one that replaces him.