Dog rescued from Kansas City cemetery has new home

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A dog rescued from Kansas City’s Elmwood Cemetery in December 2012 now has a new home.

Wayside Waifs announced Friday that Mattie — a Shar Pei mix — underwent medical treatment and spent three months with a foster family who provided the special care, socialization and the positive reinforcement she needed.

After three months, Wayside Waifs said a couple that has experience working with dogs rescued from difficult circumstances adopted Mattie and renamed her Moxie. She is now reportedly “thriving” in her new home and has a new best friend — a German Pointer mix named Frannie, who was rescued from a puppy mill and was cared for by Wayside Waifs over a year ago.

Wayside Waifs is always in need of new foster homes. If interested, visit www.waysidewaifs.org. Wayside covers all financial expenses and offers support and training for our foster families.

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