‘She’s The One’ Says Adopter Of Dog Who Survived Terrible Abuse

Amber has been adopted

Last week, the Oregon Humane Society welcomed a survivor to their shelter. Amber, a pit bull mix, was terribly injured by her former owner, who doused her with gasoline and set her on fire back in April.

According to the animal shelter, despite the horrific past, Amber maintained her love and affection for people. After recuperating from her significant injuries, Amber was transferred to the Oregon shelter through the OHS Second Chance program that gives pets in Oregon and beyond new opportunities to find homes.

Previously, Amber had received care through Siskiyou County Animal ControlScott Valley Veterinary Clinic and the Siskiyou Humane Society. She was transferred up to Oregon to find a home away from the attention her case attracted in the small town of Yreka, California, where her abuser pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

It didn’t take long for Amber to find a wonderful new home – on Monday, the Oregon Humane Society shared exciting news:

Get ready for great news: Amber has been adopted!
Michael of West Linn (pictured at right) saw her story on the news last week.

Amber’s new owner lost his Blue Heeler (of 17 years!) last Fall and prior to hearing about Amber, he had not been ready to add a new dog to his life. Everything changed as soon as Michael saw Amber – the shelter wrote:

He looked into her hazel eyes and knew, “She was the one.” Michael made sure to get to OHS as soon as Amber was available for adoption, met with her several times, received behavioral and medical consultations with OHS staff, and just this afternoon.

Enjoy your wonderful new life Amber!

(Images via Oregon Humane Society)

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.


  1. Janette says:

    So what happened to the abuser, jail, fine, or (hopefully) prison?

  2. Natalie says:

    Thank you, Michael of West Linn, Siskiyou
    Animal Control, Scott Valley Veterinary, Siskiyou
    Humane Society, Oregon Humane Society &
    others who helped Amber. Such a contrast between cruelty and man’s love & kindness.
    Live happily ever after, little girl!

  3. Elaine Whinston says:

    What a wonderful, happy ending to a horrible beginning!

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