20 Apr '11, 2am
Dog Marked "NEXT" to Die Gets Surprise Visitors:
One Saturday morning, we had only an hour or so before we had to go to a friend's wedding, but my husband and I stopped by a humane society in the next town. As my husband looked at the dogs in the first few cages, I immediately went to the end of the row, not knowing why. I looked into the last cage, and I got my first glance of Ben. I couldn't really tell what kind of dog he was, but he was very big (about 90 pounds), cowering in the back corner, and shaking. His black fur was so knotted that it formed dreadlocks all over his body. His elbows were covered in thick, raw sores. I looked on his name tag to see if any more information was listed, but besides his name, there was only one word: NEXT.