Road to Recovery animals reunited with the deputy that saved them.

This is one of the happiest moments I have gotten to capture.  If you have been following the Catkins Animal Rescue, Inc posts about the extreme hoarding case that they have been dealing with, then you know about the Road to Recovery animals.  If you have not, please read all about it here:  Road to Recovery Rescue.

The short version – stolen from the Catkin’s Facebook page’s post on November 3rd, 2014:

On June 27, the Price County Sheriff’s Department and Price County Animal Control removed 108 animals from a neglect situation in Price County. This would be a huge undertaking for even the largest organizations. For a very small group of individuals, I cannot express what a herculean task this was.

As of today, these animals are no longer being held as evidence and almost all the animals have been officially signed over to Catkins’ care.

Yesterday, Deputy Seth Dabler was able to stop by and visit the Road To Recovery animals that he helped rescue. This is the first time he has seen any of the animals since their rescue in June. Most of these guys look totally different and were barely recognizable after months of care- but you can tell they recognized Deputy Dabler!

Price County Sheriff Brian Schmidt also visited the adoption center to see the Road to Recovery animals and other adoptables that have been transferred to Catkins through Price County Animal Control.

The rabbit’s name is Rambo – and he is hilarious.  Rambo was not expected to survive, but is now up for adoption!  He was a little weirded out by the camera, as you can see. ;).

The kittens decided that the Sheriff was a great person to climb on – I’m pretty sure these are some of my favorite kitten images.

And Piper the Border Collie is slowly warming up to people.  You may recognize the wonderful shelter manager from a session I posted about a year ago with Glenda.  The love in Piper’s eyes for her is amazing, and really reminds me of Glenda.

It took a few moments for Piper to gain the confidence to say “hi” to Deputy Dabler, but in the end he definitely welcomed him.

And lastly, Tunes (Petunia) , the pot bellied pig.  Tunes is so fun!  She is super smart and just wants to be loved.  She actually had to lose a lot of weight, because she couldn’t see – she was that over weight. Now Tunes is looking for her forever home with a piggy loving person.

It was so inspiring to see so much heart behind these badges- especially with the negativity we so often see directed at law enforcement. I was incredibly happy to be able to capture these images, and tell the real story of how much they genuinely care for these animals and their community.

 

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11 Comments

11 Comments on Road to Recovery animals reunited with the deputy that saved them.

  1. diane manville
    November 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow** All of these pictures are wonderful!!! Tunes looks positively skinny! All of them look healthy. I am running out of words to describe how happy these pictures are and how positive and inspiring. Thanks again and as always, Hannah***

  2. Alison
    November 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm (3 years ago)

    What touching pictures! I love your black and whites and wish you had some of those posted for sale in addition to the standard color photos on your site. There is so much love, affection for animals, and joy in seeing the rescues thriving at Catkins. Kudos to the law enforcement rescuers, the many who work at Catkins as well as the volunteers, the Jim Fund, and donations made on behalf of animal rescue and rehab.

    May everyone embrace an attitude of gratitude this holiday season, and the joy in giving and sharing. We all have problems, but we can also be grateful for the problems we don’t have. There are always people and animals in need.

  3. Mary Jane DeLauder
    November 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the pics Hannah! You truly have a talent! Well done!

  4. diane simonich
    November 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you! These are great! Love, love, love the one with Petunia being all bashful!!

  5. Carrie Schwab
    November 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for what you do! Your photos capture the positive side of this story and give these animals, their caregivers, and those who rescued them some time in the spotlight that they so desperately deserve. As Alison said above, there are always those in need – thank you for bringing some of them to our attention in such a beautiful way.

  6. Carole Schuh
    November 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm (3 years ago)

    These pictures are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your talent to help the homeless pets.

  7. Miyeko Homma
    November 21, 2014 at 2:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures. They are wonderful. Also, thanks to their rescuers.

  8. Andi Kupec
    November 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Hannah, the story and the photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing with us, and please know how much I admire your talents. 🙂

  9. Susan Schutz
    November 22, 2014 at 4:09 am (3 years ago)

    As always, your photographs capture so much more than an image. Each one tells a full story, so much more than a moment frozen in time. Your loving, compassionate soul is channeled through your lens…

  10. Angela Muller
    November 22, 2014 at 5:42 am (3 years ago)

    Speechless over their beauty and your talent! Brought tears to my eyes.

  11. Fran
    November 24, 2014 at 9:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Hannah – Beautiful photos, as always!