Beanz, a 8-month-old pit bull mix, hasn't let the cruel treatment he received affect his joy for life or his love of people.
Finally, on July 17, a worker at a nearby ranch who'd spotted the lost posters also spotted a tiny, matted white dog at the side of the road.
After Dog Is Seen Stumbling Down Street Bleeding from Mouth, Vets Discover Tongue Was Cruelly Cut Out
It didn't take long for the vet to discover that the poor young pup was missing his tongue - and it didn't look like an accident, either.
They usually get one rescue call about every three years for dogs - so to have two in such quick succession is concerning.
She now faces 364 days in jail and 15 years of probation, and she is banned from owning or rescuing any animals.
The spirited dog appears to be no worse for wear, other than having possibly 'lost a pound or two' and being 'terribly stinky,' according to her owners.
Once they were reunited in the water, the owner didn't appear to be able to find a way out and started to struggle.
Once his family realized Razzle was still out there, they were desperate to reunite - but there were 1,600 miles between them.
He got a call saying that Darla might have been found - but deceased. As he waited for the heartbreaking confirmation, he got another call.
'All of the sudden this little girl shoved her nose into my shoulder so hard and went "woof" just like she meant business.'