Rags to Riches
Over the summer, the ASPCA received a call from the Wayne County (TN) Sheriff’s Department requesting assistance with a critical hoarding situation in Waynesboro, Tennessee. A man had become overwhelmed while caring for 85 dogs, most of whom were living in overcrowded pens and unsanitary conditions on his property. After the rescue, the dogs were taken in by the ASPCA in NYC and other rescue groups to be rehabilitated and made available for adoption.
It wasn’t an easy road for most of the dogs, but happier days are no doubt ahead for all of them. One lucky pup named Mufasa has already found the new home of his dreams with Graham Skipper and Jordann Baker of Manhattan. “Mufasa’s one of the happiest, best behaved, sweetest dogs I've ever known,” Graham reports. “He was a little skittish at first about our hallway and the doorways in our apartment—the hardwood floor was a new experience for him!—but he's totally at home, loves his bed and his toys, and loves to cuddle with us on the couch.”
This amiable Shepherd mix is not only beloved by his new pet parents, but by his neighbors, too. Graham says: “He gets along really well with all the other people and dogs on our block—he's already a celebrity!” But Mufasa hasn’t let all of the adoration go to his furry head—he still enjoys a good romp. “He has these moments where he turns into a Tasmanian devil and sprints all over the apartment, leaping into his bed and rolling all over the place,” says Graham. “That warm, friendly dog who froze when you pet him is now a warm, friendly dog with a wild streak!” According to Graham, “he’s also the best friend either of us could have hoped for and a perfect addition to our family.
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