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The Savior Foundation

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What started with a single animal rescue that made news headlines four years ago has turned into a passion for Mario Chiozza.

After saving a dog thrown from a moving car on I-40, he started the Savior Foundation, helping give dogs in need of critical care a second chance at life.

The aptly named Chance is one of those dogs.

He was found on the side of a highway in Fayette County, severely beaten and hogtied with duct tape.

He's here with owners Tim and Marta Michell.



  • The Savior Foundation
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  • (901) 281-9552



1 Comment

  • Diane McManus

    I visited Chance in the hospital when he was at Memphis Veterinary Specialists. He was in a lot of pain but was so sweet. Please do more stories about animal rescue. A new way of looking at the value of animals may change the mind of one thug before they hurt an animal. The way Chance was bound….I have always suspected that it was someone who was involved with the rodeo. I wish we could find the cruel people who did this. Shame on them.

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