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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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6:34PM PDT on Jun 30, 2015

Wonderful, beautiful, caring people never stop helping these innocents, please! Thanks for sn other so wonderful story.

6:45PM PDT on Apr 12, 2015

Thanks for posting this great story

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4:56AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

Make sure human technology benefits our furry friends

8:24PM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

it does pay to get involved and save a dog's life

4:49PM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

Another lucky puppy.

1:22PM PDT on Sep 26, 2014


8:53AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

Not only are tougher laws needed, but they as well as all existing laws need to be far more strictly enforced!! All the laws in the world aren't going to do any good if the "good ol' boy syndrome" exists and the police allow their friends and any one who is willing to "grease" their palm to get away with cruelty. Unfortunately money talks, not only at the lowest rung on the ladder, but all the way to the top rung. GREED takes precedence over the welfare of animals in too many cases. That is what needs to be stopped. No animal will be safe until the legal system allows it happen.

8:08AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

why do some people have an animal when they don't care, tougher laws laws laws are the only means of solving some animal neglect & abuse.

8:02AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

Love to hear happy ending stories...thank you

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