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This Family Drove 16 Hours to Adopt a Pit Bull After a Shelter Became Too Full

Watch the moment this sweet pittie meets her forever family.

The Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California has been recently overwhelmed with homeless pets—to the point that they had no room to rescue any more dogs. So the shelter took to Facebook and made an urgent plea: If anyone had been considering adopting, please do so now. They even offered to waive all adoption fees for the month of June.

In the post, Front Street showcased one dog in particular: a down-on-her-luck pit bull named Joyce who had been living at the shelter for over two months. Despite being overlooked for so long, the sweet Pibble caught the eye of a special family all the way in British Columbia, Canada—and they knew they had to rescue her, 16-hour car trip be damned.

Front Street captured video of the moment Joyce met her new family, and her happiness is palpable and overwhelming. Watch Joyce join her forever home here:

Even better news? The community came out in scores to help relieve Front Street of its overcrowding issues. Over 275 animals have been rescued in just a week and a half—and there’s still plenty of time left in June to take advantage of waived adoption fees!

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