Cricket was taken in for treatment, and animal cruelty charges were successfully brought against his owner. After receiving medical treatment and care to overcome years of neglect, Cricket made a remarkable recovery -- gaining more than 200 pounds -- and was adopted into a loving family.
The staff report: “Missy is adapting to a new life outside of a cage. Initially, walking on a leash and being petted were foreign to her. Currently, she walks well on a leash, loves to be held and cuddled, and soaks up human companionship.”
Update: Max was adopted and now lives happily with a new family in Virginia. His new family includes two other dogs, a 9-year-old mixed breed and an 8-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, and a cat. All the animals get along well together. Max has made a full recovery and enjoys playing in his big yard and going on frequent walks.
After receiving proper nourishment and medical treatment for her condition, Freckles is expected to make a full recovery. Until she finds a new home, she is content to hang out in the front area of the shelter to greet everyone who comes in.
Update: Caleb is much more mobile now, and although he is still in some pain and moves slowly, he is turning into a “spunky little donkey.” It will take a while yet before his hooves can be fully trimmed down to where they should be, but with regular visits to the farrier, they are improving. Caleb enjoys spending time with his friend, Lafawnda, a sheep who was rescued along with him. The two are very attached to each other, and Lafawnda prefers to have Caleb nearby, especially when receiving veterinary care.