AAS first saw her at night, lying in the frozen mud, being snowed and sleeted on, surrounded by her own excrement. Several upset neighbours told AAS that they had phoned the Burnaby SPCA many times, for many years. We got her by "rescuing" her the same way thousands of other women have. When we got her she was emaciated, dehydrated, and barely able to walk because of painful hips. Her coat was weighed down by clumps of caked mud. Neighbours told us that her owners were seen urinating on her from the porch. Her owners had named her "Judas".
AAS had "Humane Treatment of Dogs" bylaws adopted in Burnaby two years before we got Judith out of her indignity and loneliness yet the SPCA denied being able to help her. What the SPCA would do for her was to take $50 and kill her. We were given Judith a day before her owners told us they were going to take Judith to the Burnaby SPCA and take advantage of its "kill for cash" service.
We cannot tell you this story without also telling you the happy ending that AAS guarantees every one of the dogs it rescues...
...we found her a home with two very special people, who loved her dearly, and made her a member of their family, which is what every dog wants more than anything, more than food, water, and shelter. And when her old hips gave out, her family got her a cart and took her everywhere. She went camping, and to the lake, and chased squirrels in her cart. And when she died, after a more than a year of happiness, she took with her all her memories of love, and warmth, and good food, and fun. And the time before didn't count at all.
Watch Her Video: Judith's Happy Ending After 10 Years on a Chain