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SPCA Recognizes Rescued Animals with Dramatic Improvements

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As the end of the year approaches, for some it's a time to reflect. The Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA wants the community to look back at its "12 Saves of Christmas."

These are the 12 animals that were taken in by the shelter this year that had the most remarkable turnaround experiences. Some of them came in malnourished, with broken legs, and of course homeless, but now the SPCA is celebrating that they are on their way to recovery and many are already in good homes. Several dogs, several cats and a bunny made the list this year.

The SPCA's executive director, Leslie Hervey, says a dog named Hershey is one of her favorite saves. Hershey, who Hervey believes might be a lab-golden retriever mix, came in with no hair.

“It was just so dramatic so see a completely naked dog malnourished, completely underfed, he had been left outside for a long, long time and Hershey was very, very ill,” Hervey said. But after the SPCA took Hershey, he shaped up fast.

Hervey says a little dog named Miracle is another she can't forget - he came in with two broken legs and is now recovering from his surgery.

All of the 12 Saves of Christmas are currently featured on the SPCA's website.

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