By Lauren Green, Communications and Digital Media Specialist
Johanna and Courtney knew that adopting a dog was in the cards. A state between them, Johanna in DC and Courtney studying at Virginia Tech (VT), they just weren’t sure when it would happen, until Lila came along.
In November 2009, little Lila was being fostered by Johanna’s mother Lisa LaFontaine, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) President and CEO. WHS Officer Ed Owens rescued Lila from being neglected in an undersized crate where she had been living in her own waste, suffering from urine burns. Despite being underfed, Lila happily jumped into the arms of Officer Owens when he rescued her.