A Make-a-Wish Adoption comes to AHS

Darius' Wish Comes True!

Every day, we have the fortune of seeing first-hand the spirit, resilience and power of pets, whether it is in our own homes, in our shelter or in the community. Some have been turned into AHS due to hardships their owners face, some have been rescued by our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ (EAMTs) and some are with us temporarily as their owners serve our country oversees. Regardless of how they come to us or how long they stay, we also get to see first-hand the joy and love that they bring to their new families.

Lucky’s adoption day was no different. Yet this time, Lucky’s spirit and resilience was matched by that of Darius, a nine-year-old boy living with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). DIPG is a highly aggressive brain tumor that affects the nervous system, affecting a child’s facial muscles and providing difficulty chewing and swallowing. The tumor grows rapidly and, at this time, there is no cure.

Throughout his treatment, Darius’ wish was to have a best friend by his side. This past Friday, Darius’ wish was granted by Make-A-Wish® Arizona when he adopted Lucky, a two-year-old Black Labrador mix, from AHS. Within no time at all, Darius had Lucky performing all of his tricks and leading Darius, with a huge smile on his face, around in his wheelchair. We were honored to be a part of Darius' wish, Lucky’s adoption day and what looks to be the start of a beautiful friendship. Lucky Shows the Power of Pets Darius, His Parents, and his new adopted dog Lucky Lucky and Darius : Power of Pets power of pets You can adopt your best friend too. Check out all the adoptable pets waiting to become part of your family! [video width="426" height="240" mp4="https://www.azhumane.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/make-a-wish.mp4"][/video]
May 24, 2016