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Phone Tip Triggers Best Day of Dog’s Life

Phone Tip Triggers Best Day of Dog’s Life


Written by Dogs Deserve Better Representative Sheryl Jacobs of Wisconsin

After receiving a call about a neglected chained dog, I drove 60 miles to check the situation out. I found the dog just as described, chained outside, no food, no one home. I fed and gave her water and left my contact information.

Two days later, the dog’s sweet face still haunted me, so I made the trip back only to find her just as I had left her. It was apparent that no one had been home since my visit two days earlier.

The neighbors wouldn’t answer when I knocked, so I got the police involved. I was able to take Sheba with me, and when I returned to court a few weeks later and the person being charged with animal neglect did not show, I was granted full custody.

Sheba did test positive for heartworm but has made it through the treatment. Her love of human affection attests to just how lonely she must have been when she was left for days at a time with nothing but a heavy chain and empty bowl. She is waiting for her permanent home now and resides with a wonderful foster family who showers her with love.

Better Than a Box of Chocolates!

From now until Valentines Day, the Harmony Fund will bring you daily chronicles of the work of our partners at Dogs Deserve Better. Each story will be filled with hope, inspiration and a generous serving of empowerment. After all, we could all use a little more love in our lives, and none more so than the neighborhood dog who lives on a chain all year round. More great ’Before & After’ photos here.


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2:45AM PDT on May 8, 2014

Thank you

4:21AM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

more and more people should have as much character to rescue such a dog in the way you did

4:03PM PDT on Oct 22, 2013

notato grazie!!!!! what a sweet dog!!!!

12:50PM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

Good for her don't think I should have do it ,I proberly would have took the dog there and then .If dogs are living loke this and no one is home why are the owners not tracked down and hand over the animal/s in question banned from owning ANY animals for life and fined heavy or prison?

4:55AM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

Love it!

4:59PM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

So happy for Sheba and thank you for caring and saving. Have a wonderful life together!!

10:14AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

thank you for saving the little one

5:27PM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Tribute To Animal Rescuers

11:44AM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

Blessings to you and to all people who rescue, foster and help animals. Please spay and neuter your pets and please adopt from shelters and rescue organizations. All animals deserve healthy, loving, joy filled and forever homes.

11:10AM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

Merci pour cette belle histoire qui finie bien, c' est tellement rare.

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