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A small town city officer was able to convince a neglectful owner to release his suffering dogs. They were taken to the local pound, but their physical conditions and medical needs would have overwhelmed the pound's resources. Napoleon, Cesar, and Shazam had only 24 hours for someone to intervene or they would die. Emaciated, loaded with worms, and with a host of other problems, these puppies were extremely timid and afraid of humans when they arrived at HUA. Months of rehabilitation work by dedicated volunteers and caregivers have paid off. Shazam is still a bit hesitant around new people but he has made great strides. He is learning that there is nothing to be afraid of, and his silly side is beginning to emerge, much to our delight. His leash skills are improving, and that is helping with his sense of freedom. This darling boy has tried so hard to trust and we are very proud of his perseverance. A loving family is just what Shazam needs to help him become the carefree, confident dog we know he can be.
Australian Shepherd/Boxer Mix
50 lbs