DALLAS - A good Samaritan found Ginger all alone, on the wrong side of town.
“All of a sudden Ginger got up and she ran away,” says Leslie Sans, executive director for Dallas Pets Alive.
Tracking her down proved to be no easy feat.
“It took the good Samaritan several hours and lots of helpers to get Ginger to come after her,” says Sans.
Turns out, Ginger’s former family had moved, and apparently dumped her in a park on their way out of town.
“She had been living off of trash and stale rain water for months and months,” says Sans.
Besides being a little skinny from her trash can diet, Ginger didn’t have any other medical problems. It didn’t take long to find her a “furr-ever” home.
“These ears are what got me,” says Ginger’s new owner, Amie Renae-Slevin. “She always wants to go do something so it’s been great to have her as a companion.”
Her new owners are turning her into a real utility dog.
“This right here is a Molly vest; we will be able to pick her up if we need to. We can also attach things like a first aid kit,” says Renae-Slevin. “We also plan on decking it out with some Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. logos so she will be a little shield dog.”
Looks like Ginger has gone from abandoned stray to comic book hero.