An area woman fostered a puppy rescued from an abandoned home in Kentucky through an organization created to assist with the homeless pet overpopulation.
Lou Anne Michel formed bond with the collie mix she calls Shiloh, recalling how the animal went from being anti-social and aggressive to a well-received member of her family.
When a representative from the organization called Michel to tell her she needed to get Shiloh neutered at 9 weeks of age, a conflict developed between her and organization officials. "They came to my house to take the puppy and did not allow me to say good-bye or take the expensive food and toys I had purchased for him," Michel said.
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