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Shelter Stories: Dog Who Saw The Worst Of Humanity Ready To See The Best

Posted at 3:40 PM, Nov 19, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -The director of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter says that December 30, 2017 wasn’t much different than any other day. There were several intakes, but one that stood out in J’Rie Blackwell-Elliott’s mind was a poor specimen named “Bourbon.”

Bourbon was in terrible physical condition, weighing less than 20 pounds. They weren’t sure that he would survive the night in his condition. He was afraid of people and who could blame him? He had been through a lot.

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Bourbon was scrappy.  He slowly grew back his coat and began to trust the staff.  Blackwell-Elliott said he was always a little afraid his food would be taken away, but after a year of routine, Bourbon is ready to be adopted by someone who will love him.

“He is ready to go home to a place that would love him, a place that would open their hearts and their home to a guy who has known the worst we as humans have to offer.  It is time he saw the absolute best we have to offer,” says Blackwell-Elliott.

He’s the longest resident of the shelter. He can be visited at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter.  Give them a call at 859.498.8751.