Poncho was found tied to a tree in Puerto Rico by a homeless man. Poncho was completely emaciated, had mange, a broken hip, broken tail, and broken shoulder. He was left for dead by whoever had him previously. The homeless man cut him free and brought him to the Humane Society where he was rehabilitated and sent to the U.S for adoption. This all happened before he was 7 months old. We adopted him his first day on the floor at the Waterville Humane Society. I’ve heard people say that the dog, “chooses you,” not the other way around. I didn’t believe it until that day. You see, Poncho was terrified and was shaking in the back of his kennel and wouldn’t greet anyone until my 8 year old son walked by and stopped at his door. Poncho ran to him and began licking him through the chain link door. He stole our hearts immediately. It took a long time to get him to trust adults again but slowly he let us in and is now a Service Dog who loves without end! Poncho is a Red Lacy which is a subtype of the Blue Lacy (the official dog of Texas). He will now live the rest of his life with a full belly, a warm bed, an endless supply of tennis balls, and most importantly the love he deserves! Truthfully, he saved us just as much as we saved him. Probably more!