This Shelter Pup Had Nothing Just a Number, Finally Gets Rescued By Woman Who Gave Her a New Life

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At a puppy mill in Taiwan, someone didn’t like the barking of a small little puppy, and so one night when she was asleep, she was whisked away to an operating room where her vocal cords were cut. Cruel indeed. The cruelty doesn’t end there. When this mother dog to numerous litters of puppies could not produce any more children, she was dumped at a high kill shelter.

That’s where the poor dog, who was beaten down by years of abuse and breeding, was given the closest thing to a name she was ever allowed: a rusted steel tag that read 143.

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Kimberly Ann Barley

For the dog named 143, life as she knew it seemed all but over. That was until Johanna Quinn of Heart of Taiwan Animal Care coordinated an effort with the rescue organization Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue to rescue dogs from that kill shelter in particular. Among those about to be rescued was 143, and so finally the dog with no voice was about to be heard in a very loud way. Quinn brought the dogs to Canada where they were to be fostered by volunteers, and 143 in particular was about to be the biggest benefactor.

The dog with no name was now dubbed Akiko, and would be fostered by a woman named Kimberley Ann Barley who brought the exhausted pup home. Akiko, who was so tired she barely left her bed to use the bathroom, was finally in the arms of safety.

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Kimberly Ann Barley

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