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Dog gets second chance to be a dog

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A dog, once the victim of neglect, is now getting a new home. It's been a long journey, but it's been worth the wait for those who've been caring for Polo.

It's very rare for a victim of a crime to be locked up for years, but that's what happened to Polo.

The 3-year-old pit bull mix has been living at the Daviess County Animal Shelter since he was a puppy. He was brought in from a cruelty case and had to be held for legal reasons.

"The first time I took him out he pulled me all over the place. I couldn't do anything with him. he was just wild and pulling," said Megan Thomas, a volunteer at the Daviess County Animal Shelter.

Polo spent most of this life locked up in a cage at the animal shelter where he didn't have regular free play or his own toys, but Friday is a special day for Polo. He's taking a trip.

"I am taking Polo to Madisonville. I am meeting a lady named Sarah Mauro. She is a rescue that has agreed to pull Polo and give him a second chance to be a dog," said Jennifer Jackson, a volunteer at the Daviess County Animal Shelter. "Polo gets to not spend his whole life laying on concrete. He gets to smell grass. He gets to go outside. He gets to have fresh air. He gets to run. He gets to be a dog."

Volunteers say they will miss coming in the morning and seeing Polo running around in circles, begging for attention, but they know he will be in good hands and in a better place.

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