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This Dog Walked 30 Miles To Find its Owner But Instead Found An Amazing New Life

A real-life fairy tale.

Lady the black Labrador has had something of a traumatic life.

Again Lady was re-homed but she just wanted to be back with her family in Sedan, Kan., and so escaped and walked almost 30 miles home. However, her previous owners would not take her back.

Cindy Barclay Powell, a volunteer at the Chautauqua County Animal Shelter, wrote on Facebook on 22 July: "Her 'family' can not take her back because of the little dogs. Is there anyone out there who can give this girl a home?

"She may not have many years left. She is spayed, house-broken and leash-trained, mellow, having problems walking (so her travels back to Sedan amazed me)."

After the adoption plea spread across the internet there was finally some good news for Lady.

After reading about the dog’s situation, Helen Rich, an heir to the Wrigley chewing-gum fortune, decided to adopt her.

Rich, who lives on a 120-acre farm with seven rescue dogs and helps care for many more through her On the Wings of Angels initiative, sent two personal assistants in a private jet to go pick Lady up.

She told “Because I know rescues so well, I knew a lot of people would be scrambling to get a celebrity dog [but] she would wait and wait and wait and wait."

On her decision to take on another animal, Rich said: “I’ve had a tough life; just because I have a family name, it doesn’t mean diddly,” referencing her rough childhood and two battles with breast cancer.

Let's hope Lady finally gets the life she deserves.