Olive, seized in law enforcement investigation, finds her forever home
When we first met Olive in September 2019, she had just been rescued along with 18 other Cane Corsos as the result of an Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) law enforcement case.
Back then she was known only as MD46.
Like the majority of the animals seized from the unsanitary conditions at the Middleboro, MA breeding kennel, Olive was terrified at the world beyond her kennel and it was clear the days and weeks ahead would be challenging.
However, nearly six months later, Olive has continuously shown her resilience, and her amazing transformation has come full circle, as she recently found her forever home!
A Slow Process
For Olive, ARL’s shelter staff and volunteers immediately went to work, providing daily encouragement and enrichment, and slowly began introducing her to new things like outdoor walks and playtime.
At first these activities would be short, and she would quickly retreat to the more familiar and self-imposed sanctuary of her kennel.
But as the days and weeks passed, more and more Olive was enjoying the time spent outdoors (highlighted by sudden bursts of the zoomies in Brewster’s outdoor paddock) and her once sad and sullen expression was replaced with joy and happiness.
It did take a bit of time to find the right match for Olive, but when she met her new owner, the connection was instantaneous.
Olive is now enjoying a quiet life in Western Massachusetts and everyone who worked with Olive was thrilled when her adoption was finalized.
The Importance of Enrichment
For Olive and her fellow Cane Corsos, they came to ARL after living sheltered and unhappy lives.
ARL’s behavioral staff was steadfast in ensuring that these animals received the love, attention, and encouragement to help them break free of their previous circumstances in order for them to thrive.
Olive is just one example of the incredible work that goes into helping thousands of animals overcome adversity and find loving homes each and every year.
Congratulations to Olive and her new owner!