Simple sad stories like Lada’s are, unfortunately, still very common in Russia, where the law doesn’t protect animals. We’ll never know whether she was born as a stray or abandoned by people who didn’t want her. Luckily, it doesn’t matter anymore. This is how skinny and scared she was when our volunteers rescued her from the streets. During her time at the shelter she was given love and care she so desperately needed, which, with a proper diet and vet care helped turn her in a beautiful girl, that immediately stole hearts of a sweet family who decided to adopt her right away.