The family of this poor little guy moved and left Valentino abandoned in the back yard, tethered to a tree, with over 300 stickers on his belly, arms, legs and inside his ears. Knowing I had absolutely no room for him at my home, I took him to my neighbor’s kennel. He would be kenneled outdoors instead of the local Shelter which with a 73% euthanasia rate –was not an option. At least he would have a dog house with a heavy blanket, food, water and access to a back yard with plenty of space to stretch his legs when my neighbor’s 14 cats (yes 14) were inside her home.