"Sadly, look at our whole society," DeCozio said. "It's not just the animals treated that way. If you're not perfect or meet certain standards then you are not worthy. Thankfully there are people who can look beyond that and see the beauty. Anybody who has adopted a disfigured, deformed, abused or special needs dog who doesn't meet the normal standards will tell you how special these dogs are and how they are moved by these animals."
Off to the rescue!
My rescue network put out a plea for a foster home. A woman on Facebook saw Hope's picture and sent it to her sister, Michelle Brown, who had lost both her Labs over the past year, one of whom died the previous month.
"I'm not ready for a dog," Brown told her sister. Her sister persuaded her to look at Hope's picture. "The minute I saw her I said, 'Yes. I need to foster that dog,'" Brown said. "My only intention was to foster her, but as soon as I saw the picture I knew I would keep her. It was the sad little face."