Happy Tails: Abby's Story 

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Abby (formerly Lilly)

Irving Animal Services staff would like to thank Ann Mixson, Chairperson of Irving’s Animal Services Advisory Committee, for making a wonderful “match” between new pet parent Jan T. and adoptable terrier mix Lilly, now named “Abby.”

Jan was devastated at the recent loss of her “seeing eye” dog, the close companion of Jan’s blind Westie mix, Scooter.

Ann’s compassionate eye caught Lilly’s at the shelter today, and a phone call later, the tan terrier was adopted and on her way to meet little blind Scooter. According to both ladies, it was love at first “sniff”, and the two new friends are now like seasoned thieves, “joined at the hip, full of stories, and stealing hearts left and right.”

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