Happy Tails: Amelia's Story 

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Amelia - Feral Dog

"Fred Sanderson has been an animal welfare administrator for more than 25 years. This trip is his gift to all the dogs in his career, like Amelia, who never had the opportunity to go on to a brighter future.

"It will be therapeutic, I’m sure for a heart as big as Fred’s.

"He retired from animal services just a few days ago.

"Bon Voyage, Amelia, you’re in the best of hands now, and your future will shine with the help of the good people at Best Friends.

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