When Tequila came into our Fulton County Animal Services location, she was in terrible condition, very underweight, with several stab wounds. Our on-site clinic team tended to her wounds, took her on walks outside of the shelter, and showered her with love and affection.
The compassionate police officer, Amy Soeldner, who helped work Tequila's cruelty case would visit our shelter with carrots to check on Tequila's progress. In January, Tequila's condition improved so well that our Clinic Director, Belinda Bell, decided to adopt her. Tequila joined the Bell Family and lives her best life on their farm. Tequila was soon joined by two donkeys, River and Whiskey (an adopted donkey from our DeKalb shelter). Tequila, River, and Whiskey have formed quite the little family and are enjoying their days, as they should, frolicking together.
Belinda shared the following about Tequila:
"We actually got the donkeys first knowing we would be bringing Tequila home and knowing she would need companionship. Tequila managed to fill a void I didn't even know was there. She loves people more than anything. She comes running at a whistle and follows you each step of the way as you work your way through the pasture cleaning water and stalls. She lives for treats and our daily walks. She's back to her perfect weight and the vet said just today that she might be tipping the scale a bit 😉. We are so fortunate to have her in our lives and we hope that she will be happy with us."
We are so grateful for the amazing staff at LifeLine, who literally bring their work home with them on a daily basis. Employees like Belinda, who foster, adopt, and love animals of all shapes, ages, breeds, species, and personalities!