Happy Ending for Abused Dogs Rescued in Newberry
There may be a happy ending to the heart-wrenching story of two stray, starving dogs rescued in Newberry.
Thanks to the overwhelming community support, thirty cases of wet food and more than 100 pounds of dry food were donated to help the dogs.
Staff say the dogs -- once on the brink of death -- now have a bright future ahead.
Thelma and Louise were first brought to Alachua County Animal Services early June.
Scared of people, emaciated and weighing around 40 pounds each, the dogs were defecating jean material and linen -- the only food they had available.
Staff worried the dogs wouldn't make it.
But now, four weeks and forty pounds later, the dogs have almost doubled their weight and become less timid around people.
And as of Friday, Thelma and Louise were warming up to a team of people who would be the first in a series of six volunteer teams to transport them to their new home in North Carolina...The Southern States Mastiff Rescue Center in North Carolina.
Even though staff say they're happy about the dog's new home, they admit today was one filled with mixed emotions.
Thelma and Louise leave for Jacksonville Saturday, where another set of volunteers will be waiting for them.
The dogs will reach North Carolina by Saturday evening.
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