Hope Finds a Family
July 13, 2012.
ParkerCountySheriff Larry Fowler has announced that Hope has a new family. She has found a permanent home with the loving family of Charlie and Kit Moncrief, ofParkerCounty.
Hope was found Monday evening wandering the Moncrief’s ranch after unknown suspect(s) purposely taped her mouth shut and her tongue was protruding in blistering heat. She suffered intentional cuts, was dehydrated and overheated with a temperature of 105.7.
Hope underwent surgery requiring 100 internal and external stitches to close her wounds.
The Moncriefs will welcome Hope as their new family member within the next week after she is released from her medical care.
Sheriff Fowler knows the Moncriefs will provide and excellent home environment, where she will be well-loved, pampered and cherished.
“I have known the Moncrief family for many, many years,” Sheriff Fowler said. “I can’t think of a better family for Hope to belong to. She will think she is in heaven at her new home with her new family.”
Bowie Drive Animal Hospital Dr. Kevin Buchanan, DVM and staff have reported Hope is doing very well and has made miraculous health improvements. She is now eating and drinking on her own. Although her tongue has not completely healed, she is expected to make a complete recovery with little loss to her tongue.
Sheriff Fowler would like to thank the hundreds of callers wishing to adopt Hope.
“This was an easy decision for me,” Fowler said of Hope’s new family. “and it is certainly in the very best interest of Hope.”
Hope has received countless visitors bearing gifts and well-wishes from around the Metroplex. The Parker County Sheriff’s Office andBowieDriveAnimalHospitalhave received donations from around the nation. She adores her visitors and has showed no signs of withdrawing from people due to her torture.
Sheriff’s investigators have investigated several leads in the case but are still seeking the suspect(s) involved.
Fowler strongly encourages anyone with any information about Hope or the suspect(s) to call the Parker County Crime Stoppers hotline at (817) 599-5555. You may remain anonymous when calling.
“This is the bottom line…” Fowler said. “If they will torture a defenseless creature, what else are they capable of? We need to find the person(s) responsible for this.”
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for any tips leading to an arrest. Hope’s donated reward fund is a guaranteed $9,000 for tips leading to an arrest.
An additional $25,000 has been anonymously donated for tips leading to the arrest, indictment and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible in Hope’s torture.
Overwhelming donations have accumulated to completely cover the costs of Hope’s medical treatment and care.