Congrats to Missy

5/7/13 – A report from our good friends at NBS regarding our little Missi ~ diana


CONGRATULATIONS TO MISSY who found her fur-ever home with the fantastic Giannosa Family!!

Missy came to NBS Animal Rescue from our very good friends at 4 Paws 1 Heart. Missy was hit by a car and her owners could not afford to treat her extensive injuries so 4 Paws 1 Heart offered to treat Missy’s injuries and give her a second chance at a healthy happy life. Missy had to have her eyeball removed the day after the accident, her bottom jaw wired together, and had some trauma to her hind end as a result of the car accident. The amazingly awesome Gina took care of this sweet baby day and night as she recovered from her surgeries.

Once Missy was well enough to leave the ER vet hospital, she came into one of our experienced medical foster homes and spent several weeks recovering from her medical concerns and learning how to function with limited vision. It was while Missy was recovering from her injuries from the accident that Tina Giannosa contacted NBS Animal Rescue about making Missy a part of their family. Missy’s foster parents were so very excited to introduce her to the Giannosa family as in the weeks since her initial surgery Missy had started to blossom into a playful, happy, energetic, loving little girl.

The Giannosa Family was so incredibly welcoming to Missy and to our volunteers! Both of Missy’s human siblings took extra special care to move slowly around her at first and to avoid petting her surgical site on the right side of her face. They had toys already for her to chase, a soft bed for her to sleep on, and were smitten by the little ball of white fur who romped around their house and crawled in their laps for ear scratches and belly rubs!

Missy wasted no time making herself at home! She found the water bowl, checked out all of the rooms in the house, went on a walk in the yard behind her house, whipped around squeaky toys, chased tennis balls, and really turned on the charm for her new family. Our volunteers said it was such a heartwarming experience to see Missy so happy and comfortable with such gentle, caring, and compassionate people.

Despite the best of care, Missy required a second surgery on her eye to correct an issue with her tear duct. The Giannosa Family dilligently kept in contact with Missy’s foster mom and dad to make sure she was healing properly and doing well counting the days until she could come and live at their house. It was all smiles and tail waggs when Missy was reunited with the Giannosa Family after she had healed!!

We’re happy to share the following e-mail we recently received from Tina as Missy’s trial adoption comes to a close:

“As for having Missy in our home, she is pure joy! When I saw her story i couldn’t pass her up. She deserved a good life and I believe we where the family to give it to her. She is perfect in our eyes. She loves to cuddle on the couch and likes to sit on anyones lap. She runs laps when we get home from being out and makes us laugh when she “kills” her stuffed animal.

My son was the choosen one that she sleeps with and rightfully so as he has also overcome a rough beginning being that he was born 1lb 10oz. We didnt give up on him and wanted the same for her. Thank you so much for doing what you do, i would love to volunteer for any of your events. You are special people.

The Giannosa Family”

We can’t begin to thank our friends at 4 Paws 1 Heart for saving her life, our friends at Bingo Pet Salon for being so gentle and having so much patience with her for grooming, and especially the Giannosa Family for opening their hearts and home to Missy.

Welcome to the NBS Family Giannosa Family! Happy Tails Missy – we look forward to many happy updates, pictures, and stories! — with Diana Rascano and Gina DeLuca.”

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