An investigator following up on a tip about a case of dog abuse and neglect was horrified when he arrived on the scene and his biggest nightmare was confirmed. There before him were 8 dogs who were all malnourished, super skinny, sharing one crate with no access to food or water.
Karen Hirsch, spokeswoman for the rescue organization LifeLine Animal Project said,
“It was clear the dogs hadn’t eaten and hadn’t been let out of the cage for a long time. They had obviously not been exposed to kind people and would cower away from anyone who came near them.”
The dog’s former owner was charged with several counts of animal cruelty and was convicted on all counts. All dogs were seized by local animal control where they were evaluated medically and treated kind for the very first time in their lives. They were bathed, given food and treats, and began opening up to rescue workers who did everything in their power to comfort the pups.
Thankfully, 6 of the dogs were recently adopted, except for cage mates and bonded pair Lennox and Loki. Both are said to be super friendly, kind, loving, but still scared when they meet new people, understandably so considering their tragic past.
“They let people hold them, carry them and pet them, even though they are frightened.”
Things are getting pretty desperate for Lennox and Loki. The shelter is severely overcrowded now as more dogs are coming in than getting adopted.
And that is why Lifeline is asking for your help…
Although they are a bonded pair, Hirsch says that they do not need to be adopted together. Hirsch does say that both would do well in a home with a calm pet, or an older dog who could show these two the ropes on “how to dog.” This is important because, for the first time in their lives, Loki and Lennox are receiving the love they never got from their past abusive owner.
If you or someone you know is interested in adopting Loki or Lennox, please call the shelter at 404-613-0358. Additionally, please share this story on Facebook or Twitter so we are closer to finding this precious pup the forever home he rightfully deserves. We have done it before and can certainly do it again.
[Source Story: Fido4ever ]