|Vladimir came into our shelter abused and extremely emaciated. Every bone in his body was visible and his body weight was almost thirty pounds under what it should have been. Our staff immediately took action to save his life and help rehabilitate him. Even in his dire state, he wagged his tail when he saw us and gave us lots of kisses and love. Vladimir was extremely forgiving of the neglect he had endured and showed all of our staff nothing but affection and joy as he gained weight. One of our staff members fostered him during recovery and decided she would adopt him when the legal side of things had completed; now he is the king of the roost, given all of the love he could ever desire, and is given more than enough food and treats.