Hope, a pug mix that was found badly abused in Texas in July, is recovering well with her new family the Moncriefs. Not only is Hope living a happy life now, she and the Moncriefs are helping other dogs in need.
Hope was found in July with electrical tape wrapped around her snout and her tongue swollen and protruding out of her mouth. Her new owner Kit Moncrief recalls Kit’s condition, “I saw her at the vet the week they brought her in, and I was horrified. I mean, number one, her nose was terrible, and you could see the bone in her nose. She was cut – literally somebody tried to cut, with a hatchet or an ax, cut her head off – she had a hundred and some odd stitches all around her head.” The search still continues for whoever is responsible for her torture. A $35,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Although the search continues for Hope’s abuser, Hope continues to get better and adjust to her new life. The Moncriefs along with other have started The Saving Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization created in honor of animals like Hope. The organization’s main goal is to help end animal euthanasia in shelters in America by helping people afford their pets and not surrender them. Hope is now not only recovering and doing well, but helping other dogs in need.
The Moncrief’s brought her to Wag pet boutique in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday for a “Meet Hope” event, which included three rescue groups on site with adoptable pets. Nearly 50 people packed the boutique to see Hope, including the animal control officers who rescued her and the veterinarian who worked on her, Rhonda Sears. Hope and Sears had a joyous reunion, as Hope jumped onto Sears giving her hugs and kisses. Although Hope was the worst case Sears had seen in her 13 years as a vet, now she sees Hope is very happy, “Look at her now! She’s a good girl, and got the light in her eyes,” Sears said.
Hope seems to be settling in well at her new home with the Moncriefs. “She’s just come to our house like she’s always belonged there,” Moncrief said. Tons of people applied to adopt Hope, and the Moncriefs are thankful that Hope came home with them, “She’s been a blessing to us,” she said, “You save ‘em once, and they save you a hundred times over.”