Ruby was an aggressive and unruly dog. She was brought back to RISPCA (Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) several times due to her bad behavior, especially with children and other pets. In short, Ruby was not an adoptable dog. The families who initially adopted Ruby brought her back to the shelter because she is “too much” due to her aggression issues.
Patricia Inman, a volunteer dog trainer in Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, helps Rudy to improve and become adoptable, whenever she’s at the shelter. Despite Ruby’s behavioral problems, Patricia was patient, and she saw the potential in Ruby, knowing that there’s something in this dog, and she can still change.
They have spent all their efforts and options with Ruby– an Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix. Given Patricia’s experience, strong background, and professionalism in dog training, she kept pushing and suggested that Ruby needed a job and someone who can handle her professionally.
Ms. Inman took her and trained her for six years. She became a member of the Rhode State Police K-9, where she showed her renewed behavior. One time, there was a report about a teenage boy missing, and she had the opportunity to join the search and rescue operation. Although the teenaged boy was found under a grave medical condition, if not for all the hard work of the Police and Ruby, it would’ve been a fatal end. Honestly that nothing is impossible as long as we believe!
Ruby would’ve been one of the hopeless cases, but Ms. Inman’s faith and dedication changed Ruby into something great and amazing. She felt genuine care and love from Ms. Inman, and it helped change Ruby into a better version of her old self. Someone believed in her, and that faith gave her a new chance, a new life, a new purpose.
Let us not lose hope for all our four-legged friends.
Source: American-Humane Hero Dog Awards via YouTube