Family needed for “Diamond in the Rough”

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A concerned citizen’s call led Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Animal Control officers to a Tatemville residence, where a 25 pound Bichon Frise mix lived outside with little care and covered in matted fur, until animal shelter staff and volunteers intervened and prepped her for adoption by a loving new family.

Diamond went up for adoption on Wednesday. She was given that name by a previous owner, who became ill and unable to care for her.

Diamond was surrendered to Animal Control on Sept. 3. Shelter staff and volunteers vaccinated and provided veterinary care for Diamond. She was bathed and relieved of near 10 pounds of matted fur.

“Diamond seemed immediately grateful,” said Animal Control Supervisor Christina Sutherin. “Once we took her outside, we saw just how playful and full of energy she was. She seem glad to be free of the extra weight.”

Diamond is 10-years-old, house-broken and mingles well with other dogs and cats. She is heartworm positive.

Anyone interested in adopting Diamond can visit her at the SCMPD animal shelter from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Animal Control is located at 7211 Sallie Mood Drive.

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