5) Josh was a sweet, handsome boy with a wonderful personality. His former home was sorry to have to let him go, but it was unavoidable, so Sheltie Rescue of Utah sought the perfect home for him. And a wonderful family showed up to adopt Josh and share love and devotion with him for the rest of his life.
Josh loved to play, but he was tentatively diagnosed with mild Von Willebrand's Disease, which meant that even slight injuries might cause him to bleed significantly. Josh had only two bleeding events in his life, neither one life-threatening. His new home was aware of these possibilities and gave him the medical care he needed.
Tragically, in January, 2004, Josh turned up missing from his new home. After several weeks of frantic searching, Josh's body was found (in late February), this beautiful boy having been deliberately killed (by humans). The horror of this situation causes us all pain and Sheltie Rescue of Utah offered a reward for the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for his death. Unfortunately, the killers were never found.