In July 2012 Homeward Bound received a call from the Rockcastle county animal control officer. He told them they found a dog that had been shot in the head and still was sitting up and wagging his tail. He did not want to have to put him down.

So Stephanie from Homeward Bound went into action and went to look at the dog. She felt he could be SAVED. He was taken to Cumberland Valley Animals Hospital in London, KY and Dr. Smith was sure he could be saved. He took x-rays and saw only soft tissue damage was done during the attack and it could be repaired.

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JoJo is a sweet and loving girl who has had a hard life at the hands of her former owners - the very people that should have been protecting, loving and caring for her.

Poor JoJo was tortured by first having her ears cut off with ordinary household scissors. Later, she was left chained outside, basically starving, with no supervision or even basic care. After getting herself tangled in her chains, she attempted to chew her leg off just to escape the abuse!

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Miss Miracle

Hi, My name is Miracle and here's my sad story of how I came to the rescue: I was rescued by a woman driving down a road in Clay County. She noticed a vehicle pulled over on the side of the road with a horrible man standing in the ditch behind it.

He was beating something (me!) in the ditch with a metal bar. She noticed several other hunting dogs loaded in the vehicle. She passed the area up and then turned to go back due to curiosity.

The evil man was gone then so she stopped...


Dusty was a dog at a county shelter that was deemed dangerous and would bite.

Stephanie from Homeward Bound went to the county shelter and sat in his kennel for short time. He barked very aggressively for a while and then wagged his tail.

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