A dog is a charming animal that brings joy to people. Herschel is one such animal. His eventual rescue brought joy back into his life after years of abuse.
Herschel, a German shepherd, was severely mistreated by his owner. He was confined to a garden without receiving even the most basic display of affection. Wearing his teeth all the way down to their tips, he attempted to gnaw the chain that was tightly confining him to a dreadful existence.
Finally, he was taken to an animal shelter. Two families who had taken him in subsequently gave him back to the shelter, unable to commit to a long-term relationship with this lone dog.