A notable pet rescue organization has taken in a Texarkana dog whose abuse was caught on camera.
A video of “Lady” went viral on social media in November. The video reportedly showed Gus Holloway, 69, of Texarkana, beating, slinging and dragging the dog down the street.
He was arrested after turning himself into authorities and charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals.
On Monday, Austin Pets Alive! announced they had taken in “Lady.”
“Austin Pets Alive! was contacted because of the immense help this sweet girl will need, and in Texas we are one of the only organizations that work extensively with pets who have extreme medical and behavior issues,” a statement from the organization said. “The judge also wanted her to go to an organization that does a considerable amount of work with pit bull-type dogs and gives them every chance they deserve. Our medical triage center, dog behavior program and our expertise in working with the dogs that have no other options, who are often pit bull-type dogs, is why APA! was selected to receive Lady.”
The group says while nothing can entirely make up for “Lady’s” experience, they would like to share she is finally getting the love and attention that she deserves:
“Lady” now has a new name to protect her identity from those seeking to return her to the owner who abused her, according to Austin Pets Alive!.
“Lady’s case is extreme and horrific, and she deserves every opportunity to live a full life,” Austin Pets Alive! says. “In cases like Lady’s, our goal is to not allow the unspeakable abuse she has experienced at the hands of a human define who she is for the rest of her life. We know dogs are amazingly resilient and forgiving beings, but sadly, we also know without question that Lady experienced the worst side of humanity before coming to us.”