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Hero came to us through Union Animal Control weighing only 32lbs.
Every bone in his body was visible. He was too weak to stand. He had very little hair on his body and open oozing sores on his ankles. His eyes were pleading-"help me".
He was found abandoned in Union County in this poor condition almost dead.
When he was brought to TLHS he was scanned for a micro chip. Amazingly he had one. He was a micro chipped dog whose original owners never registered their information, so no owner could ever be notified he was at Tupelo Lee Humane Society.
Normally this dog would have to be euthanized as TLHS does not have funding for medical treatment.
*A few factors saved this amazing soul.
1st- he was a micro chipped and neutered animal- that meant at one time he was very loved by responsible owners.
2nd- the pleading look in his eyes when he came off the animal control truck.
3rd- he would be put on a stray hold to give our shelter time to locate a previous owner.
4th- as we gave Hero his daily meds and nursed him back to health, he responded to our staff members with such gratefulness and love. He improved daily.
5th- Hero's courage to live.
In the years of seeing many animals come to our shelter abused or suffering, I have never seen an animal be so starved that his skull was so sunken in and no meat on his bones.
Here was a soul who needed our help.
As Hero healed, and did not show any signs of aggression to people or other dogs and cats he was determined to be available for adoption. It was his gentle spirit that proved he could be adopted.
See his time-line story……..
In May his first outing in the grass and sunshine. “Ohh-the feel of grass”- instead of kennel concrete. And amazingly he is leash trained!
His daily life at our shelter;He spends his days and nights in one of our "buddy kennel runs" with 2 other dogs waiting for his forever home. He loves all of our dogs and gets out in the back yard with them daily, small and large dogs. His one flaw is he loves human companionship. When exercising in our fenced in area with the other dogs he somehow escapes from the fence and comes around to our front door to see us. Of course he is greeted and petted and loved by all of our staff. I now truly believe he has trained us! None of the other dogs have figured out how to get out and come around to the front.
3 months at our shelter and still waiting for his forever home.
Hero is a sweet, affectionate, regular dog who wants nothing more than to be around people-to love and be loved.
Hero has proven he had the COURAGE to live.
Hero has proven he has FORGIVEN his past abusers.
Mid July- 2013 HERO HAS BEEN ADOPTED!!
The TLHS staff says goodbye to hero with happy smiles. And Hero was wearing a smile too!
Larry Brymer-manager of Carlock Toyota helped to get us rolling again with a good used van donation. They are still keeping a look out for a good used cargo van for us to transport dogs/cats on rescue and adoption events. Thanks go out to all involved in getting us rolling again!
"Over the past decade, Congress has strengthened the penalties for and closed major loopholes in the federal animal fighting law, but has left the issue of spectators unaddressed. The legislation will correct this remaining gap in federal law to allow for a more comprehensive crackdown on this barbaric activity. The House version of the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, H.R. 366, was introduced by Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA 10th), James McGovern (D-MA 2nd), John Campbell (R-CA 45th) and Jim Moran (D-VA 8th).
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Representative to urge co-sponsorship of H.R. 366"
Read more about this and look up your representative information by visiting the HSUS website CLICK HERE