On the day they met, Violet didn't want to return to her cage after playing, so Germany had to carry her back.
"I picked her up in my arms, smelled her fur and I just had the strongest feeling," Germany said. "I whispered in her ear, 'I promise I’ll get you out.'"
A fellow volunteer told Germany there were two expected outcomes for the dogs in that basement once they were through being experimented on: euthanasia or adoption.
Five months after meeting Violet, a fellow volunteer called Germany, asking if she wanted to adopt Violet. Germany had since gotten a new job, with an office too far away to swing by during lunch, so she no longer visited the dog. She was not sure why the lab was done with Violet — what she knew was that Violet was to be hers.
"I was able to save Violet, but most of her friends aren't so lucky," Germany said. So she dedicated herself to saving more dogs.