Meet Diamond: Dog, left for dead in Kuwait, now in RVA

Posted at 2:06 PM, Mar 27, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond SPCA will be taking care of a dog injured and left for dead overseas.

When a member of the Virginia animal rescue group Homeward Trails spotted Diamond in Kuwait City last year, the dog was dragging herself through the sand. She had been hit by a car and left for dead, according to the Richmond SPCA.

"Sue [Bell] was in Kuwait helping dogs in need, but when she met Diamond, she knew that the dog was in desperate need of better care than she could receive where she was, and would have better prospects and greater resources if she could come to the States," Richmond SPCA spokesperson Tabitha Treloar said.

Diamond arrives at the airport in Kuwait. (PHOTO: Richmond SPCA)

When the Richmond SPCA CEO Robin Starr learned of Diamond's plight, the organization sprang into action.

"She was dragging herself around Kuwait and Sue put her picture on Facebook saying how incredibly sweet she was and how desperately she wanted to save her and I found myself typing a response and saying the Richmond SPCA will save her," Starr said.

 Robin Starr and Diamond

Robin Starr and Diamond

Flash floods in Kuwait delayed Diamond's flight, but she finally arrived at Dulles Sunday night-where she was greeted by Starr and the people who will care for her until Diamond can find her forever home -- even if her paralysis is permanent.

"If it is, we will fit her for a wheelchair and she will have a good life in a wheelchair,” Starr said. “I think she'll be a very loving pet for a lucky person."

Diamond arrived to her new home in Richmond Monday afternoon.



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