Aimee the Pit Bull was just 6 months old when she ended up at Carson Animal Care Center in California. It was apparent that she had been through an agonizing amount of neglect. Her diseased skin was decaying in patches and it was evident that she was in a lot of pain.
The shelter workers were told that Aimee was one of the “friendliest” dogs ever. But it was clear that the noisy, nervous barks of the other anxious dogs caused Aimee to panic. Even when the vets administered treatment for her skin disease, Aimee started believing that an “ugly” dog like her would never find a home.
As Aimee’s turn on the kill-list drew closer, the workers decided to put in extra efforts for this defeated girl to give her a better shot at adoptions. They gave her a colorful blanket and clicked an adorable picture of her to share on social media. The picture soon went viral, as people noticed Aimee’s sad and heartbroken face despite the contrasting happy backdrop.
A family soon showed up at the shelter to adopt little Aimee! Her new family has renamed her as Phoenix, to symbolize her new start in life. In this freedom run video shared by the shelter, Phoenix looks like the happiest girl as she races out of the shelter and to her new home. No wonder the shelter workers call her the “cutest little hippo”!
Click the video below to watch Phoenix’s spectacular freedom run as she leaves the shelter forever!