Lubbock Animal Services has also faced criticism for leaving a sign on a building it vacated last year - something that may confuse people looking to surrender their pets.
But Holcombe says that's unfair.
"The fault needs to fall on the person who starved her and abandoned her," she says.
And praise needs to be extended to the chain of caring that began when a woman stopped her car to help a dog waiting at doors that had long been closed.
Thanks to them, the doors to a new life are now wide open.