Justice is a whirl wind of a story that spanned the course of 4 and a half years! If patience is a virtue, this boy would get an award for biggest doggie saint of all time. His journey to LHS began just after Christmas in 2008. He was found curled up in a ball on the side of the road. Unsure if he was dead or live, wildlife or domestic animal control approached with caution. His condition was the worse case of mange we had ever seen. Every bone in his body was visible. His skin was covered in infection, bleeding and oozing into the dirty ground he laid on. He had a collar embedded in his neck that needed to be surgically removed. He slowly got up and approached animal control wagging his tail. Despite the condition he was in, this boy only wanted to be loved and to give unconditional love in return and so we decided to call him Justice. He was taken to the local shelter which is when a LHS foster saw him and knew she had to help. He was in such bad shape his breed was unrecognizable, even for weeks to come. Daily baths, special food, creams, sprays, oral meds and more were all needed to help his body heal. Justice turned out to be a beautiful Staffordshire Terrier mix. Despite his amazing temperament he was passed up by adopter after adopter over the years to come. With many breed restrictions on apartments, HOA’s, insurance and more it was seemingly harder and harder to find a pit bull friendly home that was able to give him the love and care he deserves. LHS was informed about an organization just north of Houston that specializes in pit bulls, boarding, training and best part yet was because they were so well known, their rate of adoption was extremely high. If people wanted to adopt a pit, they went there. Wanting nothing more than the best for Justice we considered transferring him into their program but only after a visit was made on location, in person, by the very foster who found him that cold winter day a few years ago. Cautiously optimistic but knowing that not all places are what they seem to be, the foster who had nursed Justice back to health made the trip to Houston. After touring the facility and meeting the staff everyone agreed that it would be a great fit for Justice. LHS kept in touch with the founder of the facility a just a few short weeks after his arrival they happily reported the news that Justice had been adopted by a wonderful family! That is where most stories end with the LHS adoption program but for Justice, that was only the start of a whole new chapter in his life. In July 2012 the facility made the news with the reports of animal abuse, neglect, and more… 298 dogs were seized that horrific day. LHS reps were present in court the day the dogs were released to the custody of animal control allowing for our team to visit the dogs and confirm if Justice was in fact still in their possession… and he was. The microchip we implanted confirmed it was in fact Justice and he had never been adopted. The emotions were mixed between joy of finding him alive, guilt of having brought him to their facility, and sadness for knowing he had never been adopted. Justice made the trip back to Dallas and LHS got back to work healing his infected skin which had surfaced from the stress of living at their facility. Despite ALL that Justice had gone through in his life, he always remained sweet, playful and loving to everyone he met. In June 9, 2013 Justice finally got what he deserved most, his forever family had arrived and it was love at first sight. They keep in touch with us often and always share updates on this progress. He has been mange free since living in a wonderful, loving home. He enjoys swimming in their pool and going for long walks with his forever home. While it took a long time for Justice to find his family, in the end, Justice was most certainly served for this sweet deserving boy.