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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