Rescuers become adoptive family of dog found stuck near Sunderland

Lola and family

Lola (left) with members of her new adoptive family. Posted to Facebook by the Brock Township Animal Shelter.

The Brock Township Animal Shelter has shared heartwarming news about a dog rescued by a Port Perry couple last month.

On Aug. 30, Michelle Emard and her husband, Clay Dempsey, were out for a bike ride when they found a dog stuck in the mud on the side of the road.

Monday (Sept. 11), the Brock Township Animal Shelter announced Emard and Dempsey have officially adopted the dog, now named Lola.

“She has a wonderful life ahead of her, with amazing people and two news siblings,” reads a post on the Shelter’s Facebook page.

“Thank you all for your support and for caring about this sweet girl!”

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Although Lola was weak and unable to stand when her rescuers found her, Emard and Dempsey were able to pull the dog from the mud with the help of a nearby resident. The next day, it was taken to a veterinarian and animal welfare authorities were notified.

On Sept. 1, the Animal Shelter publicly thanked the couple and the neighbour for their rescue efforts.

“You three are angels,” read the initial Facebook post, which indicated the animal was already benefiting from the love and care she was receiving.