WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – On the Moncrief ranch near Weatherford there are no shortages of animals.
Dogs, horses and donkeys roam freely. And soon, Hope will join the family. She’s the pug mix dog that was found a couple of weeks ago on the Moncrief ranch.
“I just fell in love with her she put her little paw on my hand and I was like oh it’s was she’s just sweet,” says Kit Moncrief after visiting Hope for the first time.
She was stabbed multiple times, her snout was taped shut and her tongue was swollen and hanging out.
“I was horrified, I don’t understand how people can do that to an animal,” explains Moncrief.
A few years ago, the Moncriefs say the unthinkable happened to them. Several of their animals were abused by someone.
“They shot a pregnant mare and another mare and left her not dead,” says Moncrief. “They went down the road and shot three of our heifer’s and then cut their tongues out.”
Since Hope was found on the Moncrief ranch, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, which heads the investigation, thought it would only be appropriate for her to go back there.
“We are just excited for her to have a home where she will never have to worry again and be well taken care of and loved forever,” says Gloria Holmsten Kit’s daughter.
The Moncriefs have eight rescue dogs. Some are strays they haven’t had the heart to turn away. They think Hope will fit in just fine.
In fact, Hope’s story has inspired the family to start up a group called Saving Hope.
“We hope we can spread our story and our mission to spay and neuter your dogs and to adopt because there are so many dogs in shelters,” says Gloria.
Hope is recovering at Bowie Drive Animal Hospital in Weatherford.
It will be a least a week or more before she joins her new family.
As for the investigation, the Parker County Sheriff’s Department says they had a few leads but nothing panned out.
The reward for anyone with any information about what happened to Hope has now reached $35,000.