Ellen, Sherry in the book, first met Mollie, a healthy, four-year old sheltie, at the request of her veterinarian. Mollie's owners scheduled her to be euthanized because she wouldn't obey their commands. The vet horrified by their request decided to find Mollie a new home. She knew Ellen loved shelties and hoped her family would adopt Mollie.
When Ellen first brought Mollie home her family was shocked by her behavior. She hid and cowered in fear of them. Over time they would figure out that Mollie had been badly abused causing her fear of humans.
Ellen wondered if Mollie would ever recover, but in time with much patience and understanding she became a beloved family member who was deeply cherished until her death.
A great story especially for those who want to rescue.