The United States has approximately 7 million animals that are living in shelters. How they ended up in the shelter varies. Some animals were found as strays, and many others were abandoned there by their owners.
Atago arrived at a high-kill shelter in Texas, and he was in terrible shape.
Not only did Atago have mites, but he also had a severe case of mange. The shelter staff also found a collar around his neck that was rusty.
So, clearly someone had owned Atago and had neglected to care for him properly. Atago’s future was very uncertain until A-Team ELITE Rescue Dogs stepped in and fought for him.