Survivor to Soul Mate
On September 21, the ASPCA joined the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) in removing dozens of dogs from a puppy mill in Camden County, MO. Most of the dogs were transferred to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri in Springfield and HSMO in St. Louis, but a few made their way to the ASPCA in Manhattan. One such pup—a darling Welsh Corgi named Peanut—was adopted by one of our own: Julia Nelson, ASPCA Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Julia first met Peanut while the sweet pup was recovering at the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. “She was in her temporary living quarters in our Adoption Center director’s office. She was so excited when she first saw me, and the feeling was mutual,” Julia recalls. “She was adorable!” The happy pooch soon joined Julia’s family of cats, Ireland and Woody, and quickly settled into life in Manhattan. Woody, the younger cat, and Peanut became best pals right away. “He showed her his tummy, and now they eat side by side in the kitchen,” Julia says.
Some of Peanut’s favorite things include her daily walks in Central Park and the area’s off-leash hours on the weekends. “She gets along famously when happily running—or herding— other dogs,” Julia says. “She is so cute when she runs—she has a little hop in her step.”
That’s not to say Peanut is all action. She also enjoys dozing on her back with her paws straight up in the air, and capping it off with a little light snoring. “When she wakes up in the morning,” says Julia, “she wiggles to say hello.”
“She has an excellent positive attitude, and constantly looks up to me with her soulful brown eyes to make sure I'm still there,” Julia adds. “I cannot imagine her locked up in a puppy mill missing out on life and love, and I'm very grateful to the ASPCA for rescuing her.”
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