What a Difference a Year Makes

October 31st, 2005
 

Last year, about the time that we were just getting started as a foster family with the Houston Sheltie Society, the society took in two strays that had been found wandering in Montgomery county. Their condition was described as “horrific”; they were diseased and malnourished. One of the two, Cedes, is pictured here in a photo taken in August, 2004:

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Now, just over a year later, the HSS has just published a photo of Cedes, taken this month in her permanent home. Can this really be the same dog?

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Not all dogs come into the program in such dire shape, and none of our foster dogs has ever come to us in such condition, but it’s good to know that a dog can make such a drastic improvement as Cedes has. I’m proud to be part of this group that does such good work. You can read Cedes’ full story in the HSS Adoptions Gallery.

By the way, this has been a record year for the HSS. They were rescuing dogs at a record pace even before Katrina struck, and nine shelties have been taken in as a result of Katrina and Rita. Forty dogs are currently in the care of the program, including Bailey and Kaci here at the Pine Gulch.




2 Responses to “What a Difference a Year Makes”

  1. Kay Says:

    This is truly amazing. I know your family is proud to be part of this organization.

  2. Kay Says:

    What a beautiful dog.