Story on BUTCH and CHARLOTTE from the shelter manager : These are two pretty special dogs. They belonged to Kelli Hale who was the treasurer for our Humane Society for 20 years. She passed away suddenly, last February. She was 56 yrs old. She had 9 dogs....her husband refused to talk with me about what would happen to her beloved pets. Her 89 yr old mother ended up with the two dogs and she died this past Friday. So guess where these two dogs ended up? Yup....at our high-kill shelter. Fortunately, I recognized them. The first one. brown/white is 11 years old and named Butch. He is a former shelter dog that Kelli took in order to save his life at around 3 yrs old. He's been pampered and loved all of his life, and now he's in a shelter. Just breaks my heart.
The second one is Charlotte a Border Collie? Beagle mix? Charlotte was a stray who was found matted and pregnant. Kelli took her home and cared for her after her babies were still-born. She has known nothing but love and comfort since Kelli found her. And now she too is in our high-kill shelter. If Joyful Rescues could help with these two...I would be very grateful!
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