Dubbed the “jail dogs” due to their origin, their story is more complex than the name suggests. Initially, the 16 dogs were left tied to trees in the woods by their owner, who was squatting on a property. Hidden and abandoned, they had no access to essentials like food, water, or shelter. Fortunately, when the owner was arrested, the property owner stumbled upon them by chance. Taking them in, he housed them in an old camper, doing his best to nurse the dehydrated and starved dogs back to health.
Upon reaching out to local rescue networks, Healing Hearts Rescue got involved. Despite their harrowing past, these resilient dogs made their way to Minnesota from Missouri. They had even resorted to drinking their own urine to survive. Four had heartworm disease, many suffered from skin infections, and two had tiny babies in tow.
Despite their challenging history, this group of dogs displayed incredible sweetness. Flourishing in foster homes, they underwent various medical treatments. Gradually, they each found loving forever homes, with some requiring months for heartworm treatments. Their remarkable journey stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of dogs, showcasing their capacity to overcome adversity and still radiate boundless love.