Dog Names That Start With 'Ef' in Pop Culture
If you're a genuine animal lover, then your heart most likely breaks when you read the many stories which are generated by various media sources, depicting a variety of ways that animals, especially dogs, are abused. Dogs are so loyal and demonstrate such deep levels of unconditional love that one wonders how someone could hurt them. But, hurt them they do, over and over again, until the abuse discovered and the canine rescued. After the liberation from the abuser, the animal is healed physically, loved back to health and made ready for a new well-deserved forever home, where they can thrive and know true acceptance.
Effie is a Pit Bull who was nearly starved to death by a cruel owner. Near death when she was discovered, she is one of the lucky ones who thrived after her salvation. In fact, so thankful was she, when found, that she began licking her deliverer, Pittsburg Police Officer Christine Luffey, bonding with Christine immediately as Effie rode to the local animal shelter in Christine's lap.
In a year, Effie regained her health, going from a mere 14 pounds to a more normal weight of 41 pounds, giving Christine the best Christmas gift ever when she was given an excellent bill of health by the Humane Society Clinic. Christine readily admits that, on a personal level, being the adoptive parent of Effie, she has gotten the best end of the deal. Effie is a loving and devoted companion who is always at her side. During the year following Effie's emancipation, Christing watched Effie prosper on "lots of food, lots of love and lots of food," a relationship that began and "fed" from the moment of their initial contact.
Effie's story is a positive one with a happy ending, though it began under less than perfect circumstances. She was united with a loving and caring pet parent, who treasured her and kept her close, just as one would a best friend. Effie demonstrates the incredible resiliency of the canine species as she loves unconditionally, is loyal and protective of those she loves and those who love her equally. Effie is something else, too. She is visiting local schools as a conduit to increase animal abuse awareness. She continues to share her love with each visit to every child in every school she attends. What an excellent tribute to the spirit of the canine species - she is indeed a gift.