It's been an abusive and long journey for a dog abandoned in Chicago in mid-December, but after two months of rehabilitation, Saturday marks a fresh start for Isis, when the shepherd-terrier mix is put up for adoption.
Isis was beaten by teens in the East Garfield Park neighborhood where she used to live, authorities said. Bloody paw prints led authorities to the dog in a basement apartment and Isis' owner was charged with animal cruelty and animal neglect.
"All of the animals at our shelter have a story to tell," said Cherie Travis, the executive director of Chicago's Animal Care and Control.
The agency on Saturday is hosting an adoption event for Isis and other dogs that have been mistreated. The six-hour event begins at noon.
Applications for dogs other than Isis will be processed immediately. Those wanting to offer Isis a new home, however, will be reviewed and interviewed.
Travis said a special trainer was brought in to help Isis' psychological scars heal.
"She is just terrorized of people," Travis said in December.
Animal Care and Control is located at 2741 S. Western Ave.