Phoenix was homeless and living on the streets in Henderson, NC. He was picked up by the Vance County Animal Control and dropped at the high kill animal shelter with no hope but to be euthanized due to overcrowding and his poor condition. When he arrived at the shelter, volunteers say that he was simply defeated, his spirit broken, and he sat with his head down looking at the ground with no life in his poor little body. He was so depressed he just hung his head in despair, his ears covered in scabs from flea and fly bites, his coat dirtied from living out on his own. The usual tail wag that accompanies meeting a human was not in Phoenix. Black labs are a dime a dozen in North Carolina, and Phoenix had no hope, and his body and mind displayed his despair. His only crime was that he was born, and his sentence, death.
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