MCFOTS took in a boxer from Animal Control around the holidays last year. He was seized from his owners home by an Animal Control Officer who found him in deplorable conditions. Locked on a second story deck, he was outside during the single digit temperatures with no food, shelter and only a broken cooler of moldy water to drink from. We named him Tyson, like several of our other emaciated dogs, after a famous fighter in hopes the survivor spirit will rub off. Tyson was extremely emaciated but amazingly sweet. The first couple of days with good nutrition and the poor boy passed a plastic Kroger bag, packing tape and a ribbon, finally moving out the odd things he had consumed in an effort to satisfy his hunger. Volunteers gave Tyson three hefty meals a day and made up for the love he had missed out on all of his life. When he was strong enough, he was moved into a foster home where he has a boxer brother and a sister whom he played with constantly while he awaited his day in court. Tyson and all of those who cared for him finally received some justice when his owner was forced to surrender Tyson, not own a dog for a year and pay restitution for his care. Our real reward was seeing Tyson free from suffering, in a warm and loving home with regular meals and plenty of treats.