Kaya came to us from Nebraska where she was privately owned as a pet. Though she was purchased at a very young age, she quickly grew into a large and highly energetic animal that her owner was ill-equipped to care for… Not only was he unable to feed her, he also failed to provide her with the containment necessary for safety and security. Instead of living in a large, spacious enclosure, she was forced to endure life at the end of a chain.
One day Kaya escaped her chain, but suffered a gruesome neck wound approximately 8 inches in length. By the time her owner retrieved her, the wound had started to become infected, but rather than taking her to the vet to be cared for appropriately, he attempted to staple it shut himself, only making the infection worse over time.
Kaya’s owner quickly realized that she wasn’t in good hands and, fortunately, he contacted a local Game Warden for help. This man was able to convince her owner that she would be better off in a Sanctuary and the arrangements were made.
Since rescuing Kaya, she has become one of our most energetic and social animals as the sanctuary. Kaya is a very happy girl living at SFWS, and is absolutely loving being a part of the pack!