App. Birth: January 1, 2010
Ruby was rescued from a school playground where she had become trapped. The kids loved it, but the teachers were panicked and kicking at her. Poor Ruby was obviously terribly frightened and was squealing and jumping with fear. After coming to the sanctuary, she remained very anxious and guarded for the first few months, and was difficult to manage. However, after hanging out with the other permanent residents, she learned how to calm down, she gained some self-confidence, and now she eagerly greets new visitors. She was named in honor of longtime HAL resident, Ruby, for whom she looks like a miniature.