Herschel the German Shepherd’s first five years of life were very tough.
The poor dog spent most of those years chained up in a dirt-filled backyard. When rescuers found him, the dog’s teeth were whittled down—he was so desperate for freedom, he had tried to chew through the metal chain.
Eventually, his former owner did the right thing and surrendered Herschel to Michelson Found Animals. The animal rescue gave the pup the medical attention and care that he badly needed.
Over the next few months, Herschel was adopted and returned to the shelter multiple times. Since the dog had spent his first few years chained up without any socialization, he had trouble adjusting to his new homes.