Chain of Hope received a call from a distraught family member, who told us that a relative of hers was keeping 2 blk. lab mix puppies in a filthy chicken coop in KCK for “guard” dogs. I don’t think a dog can guard all of your stuff if it’s kept inside a chicken coop, but what do I know? The old lady had had a stroke and no one else in the family wanted anything to do with the dogs, so they kept them in this filthy, disgusting, dark chicken coop. A couple of the volunteers went over to check it out and it was pretty horrible. Before they even got close to it, they could smell it. It reeked of feces and urine. They peered into the dark chicken coop and saw 2 adorable, 6 mo. old blk. lab mix puppies, standing in inches of feces. They were caked in feces and they wanted out of there so bad. The people signed them over to Chain of Hope and the girls loaded up the adorable puppies, whose lives just got a whole lot better. They were siblings, a male and a female. We named them June and Johnny.
The first thing that happened to them is they went straight to the bath tub at Chain of Hope. They were so dirty and stinky. June was matted very badly with feces. It was so sad that they had had to live in those conditions. Thank God one of the family members cared enough to make some phone calls and find help through Chain of Hope.
Michelle and her family that fostered Lexi offered to foster one of these kids. They came down and ended up taking June home with them and she is doing great! She’s had a couple of good baths, a hair trim and a really good brushing and she is beautiful! She is coming out of her shell. Her foster family has taken her to doggie daycare to help socialize her some more. She is a happy, grateful, wonderful girl-and such a cutie!
Johnny is at Chain of Hope, doing very well, too. He has learned his name, how to kennel and what toys and raw hides are. He loves to hang around with Alexa, the little girl we trapped in our own front yard (blog from 12-7-11). They go out in the backyard together and run around and play and play. He is very loving and loves to please. He always has a smile on his face. He and June are so happy now. June weighs about 25 lbs. and Johnny weighs around 35-40 lbs. They are both super dogs. If you’d be interested in fostering Johnny, please go to our website, http://www.chainofhopekc.org and fill out a foster application on our “Adoptions” page.
Thank you for making it possible to save animals desperately needing help like June and Johnny.