Now living happily in Auburn, Nebraska.
Hearts United for Animals rescued 13 dogs from horrible conditions in Thurston County NE in January, 2013. They were living outdoors in piles of feces. They were starving, full of worms and dehydrated because their water dishes were too frozen to get a drink. The cages were made of makeshift wires, and the latches were bailing wire. The dogs, mainly staghounds, greyhounds and coonhounds, were being bred for hunting. Rick Herchenbach from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, the Thurston County Sheriff and the Thurston County Attorney all did a marvelous job of following up on complaints and worked very quickly to make sure the dogs were able to be rescued immediately. HUA rescuers worked to carry the dogs on ice, through dead carcasses of smaller animals to get them to warmth and safety in their travel crates in the HUA van. They were taken immediately to a veterinarian where they received thorough check-ups and wonderful care before arriving at the shelter.
All of these dogs, without exception, love people and are beyond sweet. For all that they lived in filthy little cages, they are clean dogs and know the bathroom is outside. The minute they had a yard, out they went. They love to run and play, and they are precious to people and one another. Because of their breeds, they must go to homes with tall fences and room to run. Additonally, given their natural instincts to hunt and chase, they can only be placed with families with no small dogs or cats.
Scribner is breathtakingly gorgeous. He is affectionate, smart and quick to please. He picks up on things in a flash, and although certainly he has been given the stubborn soul of a Greyhound, he wants to make us proud of him more than he wants to do his own thing. He is learning something new each and every day, and treasures the comfort he has found here at the shelter. Scribner is doing extremely well with his leash training, but must be allowed to stop for a hug every now and again so he can be assured that we are having as much fun with him as he is with us. He is a delightful boy.