MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- We're back in the animal shelter this week trying to help a loyal pup find her 'Furever Home'
Meet Nikita: A two year old Shepherd who was left behind.
"Nikita is an unbelievable story. She is originally from Herrin and a police officer actually caught her trying to break and enter. She was actually trying to break into a home," says Diane Daugherty, President of the Board at St. Francis CARE.
Daugherty says it wasn't just any home, it was once her very own. "The people had moved out and she was breaking back in to get to her puppies. She was trying to get back into her puppies to nurse them. Yeah, you're helping me tell the story aren't you?"
Daugherty says Nikita and her 9 puppies had been left alone to fend for themselves. That's when Herrin Police brought the family to Saint Francis CARE.
"Luckily she was a good mom. She had taken care of them. All of her puppies have been adopted. Of course people, they want puppies. She's only two years old and she's as sweet as can be. She was obviously in a terrible situation. She deserves a wonderful home because she's been, you know, the first two years of her life she's been in a terrible situation," explained Daugherty.
Daugherty says Nikita seems to get along with other dogs but it you have another dog in the home they encourage a home visit. "She is a doll and Shepherds are very smart so I think she would be very trainable and she's obviously very loyal."
Nikita's adoption fee is 125 dollars. For more information on Nikita and St. Francis CARE click here.