This is a true rags to riches success story. Debbie Wilson (now Dellafina) came to MHS in February after she was...
Success Story: Opihi
July 24, 2020
Opihi came to MHS in such poor condition that staff will never forget first laying eyes on his emaciated and withered body. He was so weak and starved that he could not lift his head or stand up, so brutally neglected that it seemed as if he’d reached the point of no return. But, we wanted to give him a chance. Staff kept Opihi in an air conditioned office during the day, allowing him to lay quietly on a big comfy bed and be spoiled. As his strength grew, he was able to lift his head and eat. Opihi defied the odds and slowly but surely, life began to refill his tired body. Though love, dedication, his perseverance, our awesome staff, wonderful fosters and perfect adopters, Opihi is now unrecognizable. His new family shared a recent photo and we could hardly believe that this was the same dog. We are so proud of him and are excited to share his transformation with our animal-loving community.
“Just wanted to send you a little update. Took this picture of Tyler and Moo (Opihi) yesterday. He’s such a big goof ball! He’s doing great.”