Brinks is a sweet plott hound mix around 7 or 8-years-old that was rescued from a life of starvation and neglect at the Olympic Animal Sancutary in Forks, WA.
Brinks was originally brought to a rescue group in Georgia in 2008 by someone who found him tied to a tree on the Appalachian Trail. He had worn his pads down to bloody skin trying to get loose from the tree.
Brinks had some problems with aggression and resource guarding, but the rescue group was not equipped to handle his problems, so they sent him to the Olympic Animal Sanctuary where they thought he would be able to live out his life happily and comfortably.
Instead, Brinks was stuffed in a crate and rarely got out for exercise or play. And as you can see from this picture taken 2 weeks after he was rescued, he rarely had enough to eat.
Fortunately, on Christmas Eve, Brinks was one of over a hundred severely neglected dogs from the Olympic Animal Sanctuary that arrived in Golden Valley, NV where they were turned over to the rescue group, Guardians of Rescue.
Since then, Brinks has gotten the love, attention, food, and medical care that he desperately needed, and he's finally at a healthy weight.
Here's a picture of Brinks in Arizona taken in the last few days.
Now that he's much healthier, the Seattle-area rescue group Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation (AARF) is bringing Brink to Washington so an animal behavioralist can evaluate him and work with him to address any behavioral problems he still has.
AARF estimates will cost about $5000 to have an animal behavioralist work Brinks for about 6 months so he can be adopted.
Like most rescue groups, AARF is short on money, and it's already paying for the boarding and training for Leroy, another former OAS dog. But that didn't stop them from agreeing to take Brinks.
Seattle DogSpot, a website for Seattle dog owners, has followed and reported on the dogs from Olympic Animal Sanctuary for several weeks.
We believe that, because we are based in Washington, we have an obligation to help the former OAS dogs that endured such horrible neglect in our own state.
That's why we want to help AARF raise the money it needs for Brinks' care and training he needs so he can be adopted. In fact, we're so committed that we will contribute the first $500 to help Brinks.
We also plan to follow Brinks' behavior training and give updates on how he progresses.
The Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation is a registered 501c3 charity in the state of Washington, so all contributions are tax deductible.
Although we cannot erase the neglect Brinks suffered at the Olympic Animal Sanctuary, we CAN help him overcome it and finally get the life he deserves.
Thanks for your support!
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