This is Dixie's story.
Dixie is a black lab mix. She was saved from an abusive
situation and nurtured by Mae Pagan in Hague, NY.
Having lost her previous dog to cancer, Mae went to the website Golden Hugs, a site for saved
dogs and providing foster homes and connections to adoption.
When Mae saw Dixie’s eyes on that page, she felt it was an
old soul look, and knew Dixie was to come home to her.
She had been left tied up, starving and pregnant. She
was rescued by an old woman who nursed her until the puppies were born.
“This woman was an angel too," said Mae.
Dixie had her pups, she called the
Animal Rescue who put Dixie in a foster home rather than a kill
Mae fell in love with her the instant she saw Dixie's picture.
2009, Dixie was shipped from Tennessee to New York.
Dixie a few months to get back to health again, recovering from
starvation and mange.
she was afraid to go out in the dark. When they walked, she had to touch
She finally got to the point where she
could sit outside by herself,
which is what she was doing that fatal day.
"She was such a joyful dog. During walks in the woods, she
bounded on her long legs with
Please select either The Long Story or The Short Story to find out what happened next to Dixie.