Happy Ending For Hope: Tortured Texas Dog Adopted

Hope, the dog found brutally tortured in Texas last week, has a new home. According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, the pug mix has been adopted by the family whose ranch she was first spotted wandering on.

Charlie and Kit Moncrief have agreed to adopt Hope, who continues to recover from what the Dallas Morning News described as “one of the worst cases of animal cruelty ever reported in the county.” Hope was found dehydrated, her mouth sealed shut with electrical tape and her tongue protruding. She had five large cuts that took more than 100 stitches to close.

Veterinarians at Bowie Drive Animal Hospital say that Hope, who is estimated to be between 3 and 4 years old, will make a full recovery, though she may need part of her tongue removed.


Hope’s story, coming the same week as a dog was put to sleep in Northern Ireland for looking like a pit bull, garnered worldwide media attention–and more than $35,000 offered for information leading to an arrest in the case. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said they have investigated several leads but are still seeking the suspect or suspects involved.

“This is the bottom line,” Fowler added. “If they will torture a defenseless creature, what else are they capable of? We need to find the person(s) responsible for this.”

Are you happy that Hope is finally headed to a new and loving home after the ordeal she endured? Do you know of other stories similar to this one? Share them with us to inspire change in others!

Source: Yahoo News

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Blind Dog Rescued From Trash Pile Regains Eyesight

In this video, a very sick and abandoned dog is found lying in the middle of a trash heap somewhere in Los Angeles. Volunteers at the animal rescue operation Hope for Paws had heard about the dog and brought a video camera with them to document their rescue efforts. The video might make you cry, but its ending will also undoubtedly leave you with a smile on your face.

When they found the dog, she was blind in both eyes and reportedly had the worst case of fleas they had ever seen. Throughout the video, you get to watch the dog, which they named “Fiona,” experience a miraculous recovery. After a nationwide fundraising and awareness effort, Fiona was able to receive an expensive surgery that restored vision to one of her eyes.


Fiona has since been adopted and her rescue video has become something of a hit on the Web. Here’s another video chronicling her recovery. This video was taken before she was adopted and  includes scenes of Fiona wearing an unbearably adorable Santa hat.

Source: Yahoo News

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