Once starving, rescued dogs ready for new homes
UCD vet students Angela Lucier, left, and Elizabeth Vasquez sit with Hope, one of 10 rescued Rottweilers at Rotts of Friends who are back on their feet after weeks of recovery and training. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
At Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue, they're known as the "Tenacious Ten."
The plucky Rottweilers — Daisy, Hope, Kingston, Koa, Ladybug, Lilah, Mariah, Mikey, Nina and Wolfie — all arrived at Renee Lancaster's rural Woodland kennel in late July at nearly half their ideal body weight, having gone days or weeks without food or water at nearby Second Chance Rottweiler Rescue.
Nearly three months later, they are thriving and ready for adoption, having gained an average of 30 pounds each and completed Lancaster's rigorous six-week obedience training course with the help of student volunteers from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Continue Reading