Adam Hevey, an animal welfare officer who works with the shelter, was called in to help handle the surrender of the three dogs, and was shocked and appalled by the condition they were in. While all of the dogs were suffering and needed help, he was particularly touched by Marzipan, and felt strangely connected to her.
“Marzipan was sitting still in the middle of the crate with these two other dogs that were barking and thrashing around in pain and panic,” Hevey told The Dodo. “Through all that Marzipan just sat still and looked directly at me while I documented the conditions. She was swollen, bleeding and filthy, but the second our eyes met, I had a visceral feeling of connection to this dog that I cannot explain.”