Aslan of Howell
In September 2013, AHS worked with federal authorities involving a drug/firearm/dogfighting bust in Monmouth County involving pit bull terriers. When Popcorn Park Director John Bergmann approached the scene, his first encounter was with a dog bleeding in a small, grimy kennel crate. Judging from the blood and scarring, it appeared he had been used as a bait dog. When John slipped his fingers into the crate to transport him, he felt the injured dog lick his fingers to show his devotion to someone who would remove him from the hellhole. The dog was named Aslan.
After his arrival at Popcorn Park, we found Aslan was afraid of dogs as he had endured a torturous existence on a daily basis. There were physical and emotional injuries that caused him to keep his head bowed and his tail between his legs. All of the dogs had lived in make-shift hovels and it is not known how each of them came into possession of a dogfighter.
Aslan has placed his trust in us. He is now friendly, outgoing and sees that there are people that are kind and gentle and who look upon him with love. All he needs now is the love you'll give him when you sponsor him.
Read Aslan's full story here.