In July of 2010, Mabel was a 3 month old pit bull mix with a serious case of non-contagious mange that her owners didn’t want to treat. She made headlines in all the local newspapers when she and another pit bull with mange named Rocky were stolen from the shelter. They were recovered after a reward was offered. Rocky was adopted quickly. Little Mabel developed a case of pneumonia after her big adventure and was in ICU with us for a long time as she recovered. During all of this someone asked me about the extraordinary effort EVHS went to “just to get these two mangy pit bulls back….Why does the shelter care so much?” I know that you can answer that as well as I can.