When the volunteers at Almost Home got word of the situation, one of them stepped up and offered to foster the dog. They named her Liberty, because she was rescued on the Fourth of July—but this was no time for a celebration. The poor pup had a severe case of demodectic mange, which is caused by a parasitic mite that lives in the hair follicles of dogs. This skin disease typically develops in puppies with immature immune systems and only gets worse when left untreated.
It took almost two years for Liberty to be rehabilitated, but the love and care of the volunteers at Almost Home paid off. She was finally adopted into her forever home and is now "spoiled rotten" every day of her life.
Liberty's story is just one of many that has a tail-wagging ending made possible by the dedicated and compassionate volunteers at Almost Home Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. This non-profit organization's mission is to rescue and re-home unwanted and abandoned animals from private homes and municipal shelters and place them into loving and responsible homes. Almost Home maintains a no-kill policy towards all animals and does their best to give potential pets the quality of life they have always deserved.
With many years of shelter experience, the volunteers at Almost Home have proactive and preventative goals. According to their website, they strive to to:
- Re-home unwanted and displaced dogs and cats into responsible, loving homes.
- Prevent unwanted births through low-cost spay and neuter services.
- Prevent dogs and cats from being surrendered to animal shelters by their families due to lack of support and/or resources.
- Provide humane education for children to help them become more humane adults.
You can donate to Almost Home Animal Rescue here.