When Miley was rescued in November 2013, she was living in a garbage dump in South Central Los Angeles, suffering from a severe case of demodectic mange and so sick, she was on the verge of death. Almost too weak to stand, Miley finally made it to the car and was brought to the veterinary care center to be cleaned and to receive medical care.
From rags to riches: Miley’s adoption
Over 500 applications were received for the white coat Husky adoption, but one letter of love and hope was all it takes to decide that she was “the one” for Miley. Handled by The Fuzzy Pet Foundation (TFPF), Miley’s savior was found in a woman named Toni Bua on December 2013.
Toni is a breast cancer survivor and had just lost her husband of 40 years to Parkinson’s disease and not long after that, her dog. During the home inspection, the TFPF team discovered that the two survivors connected immediately, forming an incredible bond. As they explained on their Facebook page:
“When we first met Toni, we, too, found her to be a warmhearted and thoughtful person. And there was an immediate, indescribable bond between Toni and Miley. During our home-check, Miley would not leave Toni’s side in the backyard. She even tried to steal a croissant off the dining table. It almost seemed like they were long lost family members!”
They also added that “Both Toni and Miley also understood each other on a much deeper level.” because of what they both went through. Click here to go to Miley’s website and read how it all began as well as the adoption application letter that Toni wrote.
Four months after being rescued, Miley was officially adopted by Toni and started her new life in her forever home, a huge 1926 house in Burbank, California. Toni threw a huge welcome home party for Miley with lots of goodies and gifts.
Miley was given the “red carpet” treatment as a crowd of friends clapped and cheered as she entered the house. It was all recorded, and they made a video that you can watch below:
Still living the dream, one year later
To commemorate the one year anniversary of Miley’s adoption, Eldad Hagar from Hope For Paws, the animal rescue organization, and Wondros have teamed up to put together a video update of Eldad Hagar visiting Miley.
The video shows Eldad when he went for a visit at Toni Bua’s house. Throughout the video, we hear Eldad comment. We see him as he plays with Miley, a look back on her fabulous rescue and how she bonded with another rescue dog, a Chihuahua named Frankie and how looking at Miley’s transformation can bring hope to others who needs it.
For more information on Miley, go to her Facebook page. Check out the video below of her wonderful reunion with the one who saved her and gave her the chance to get adopted by her new mom, Toni.