I was at the shelter giving my friends a tour of the new building with indoor/ outdoor kennels. As we walked around greeting the dogs, I saw new sign that said ‘Sammy, Golden Lab Mix, 12 years old, Owner surrender. I peeked in and called to him. He stuck his little nose out. I called again, “Sammy, come here sweetheart.” What I saw when he came outside shocked me. The front half of his body looked fine, but from the shoulders back he was totally bald, right down to the end of his skinny tail. His body was covered with scabs and pussy, nasty sores. He was trembling with fear as he looked up at me with his big, sad eyes. I spoke to him and he wagged his tail a little, and trembled some more.
I turned right around, went to the adoption counselor’s desk, and said I wanted to take Sammy home
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