WATCH: A Dog Abandoned On a Chain Now Provides Comfort to Other Foster Dogs
Our Justice for Animals campaign works tirelessly to alleviate animal suffering in the Deep South, and the need is as heartbreaking as it is endless. However, the happy outcomes for dogs like Kenny, who was abandoned and left to die on a chain, but is now a comforter and role model for other foster dogs, make our efforts more than worthwhile.
When our friend and fellow animal advocate Police Chief Kenneth Scott called our Justice for Animals Senior Campaigner Doll Stanley for help with an abandoned dog in Vardaman, Mississippi, she went with him to help rescue the unfortunate animal.
Neighbors were gravely concerned for the dog, who would later be named Kenny, and sought help. His supposed guardian had left the state and left Kenny to die. He was hungry and thirsty, and his poor body was being ravaged by fleas.
Even after 30 years in the field, each case still leads to a mixture of pity and rage for Stanley, who removed Kenny from his filthy surroundings. The second he reached thegrass, he started rolling around to relieve the itching he had been suffering from for so long.
Although this case couldn’t be prosecuted, Stanley took Kenny in to foster him and helped him on his journey back to health, healing his skin and sticking with him through heartworm treatment.
In the process, Kenny stole Stanley’s heart and she adopted him. He’s now 95 pounds of pure love, and his adorable self has become a friend and consoler for many of the dogs Stanley has fostered since he was rescued. He’s always there to help puppies and terrified dogs learn that people can sometimes be good, and so can life.
We’re forever grateful for your support in this mission, without which we wouldn’t be able to rescue as many animals as we do or hold abusers accountable. You can find out more about how to get involved by visiting our Justice for Animals and Break the Chains campaigns.
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