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Child Stood By Disfigured Dog Min Before Euthanasia And The Power Went Out

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on July 10, 2024

In the busy shelter filled with the smells of food and cleaning products mixed with the sounds of dogs, a sad silence hung in the air. It was supposed to be Emma’s last day. Emma, a three-year-old dog with severe injuries to her face, had been at the shelter for a month. Her ears and nose had been severed by a disgusting person, and yet, she clung to the hope that she may start anew. Despite her gentle nature, her appearance made it hard to find her a home, and the vet had decided she couldn’t be saved due to the risks of infection from her injuries.


On this gloomy morning, the shelter staff said their sad goodbyes, feeling that Emma deserved a better fate. Just then, a young girl named Lily, only about five years old, approached Emma’s kennel. She softly spoke to Emma and offered her a red ball, which Emma cautiously sniffed. Lily stayed with her, singing and talking gently to the frightened dog, which seemed to comfort Emma.


The shelter director noticed the bond between Lily and Emma and watched as their friendship grew. Just as Emma was about to be put down, a sudden storm caused a power outage, pausing everything. In the dark, the director found Lily and Emma together, the girl comforting the dog.

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This unexpected delay gave everyone a moment to rethink. Moved by the connection between the girl and Emma, Lily’s mom decided to adopt Emma, giving her the loving home she needed. Emma’s journey from a dire situation to finding love with a little girl shows how unexpected kindness can truly save lives. Emma and Lily’s new life together proved that love and second chances can make all the difference.

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