Meeting Samantha broke our hearts. She was terrified and had a large, inches-wide scar from her side all the way across her back. Whatever trauma she suffered must have been horrific. SCGSR volunteer Jenny took Samantha home and she and her dog Eli gradually let Samantha open up. Samantha followed Eli’s lead and became more confident. She improved more and more, until one day — Samantha found her forever family. Samantha’s Dad is a veteran who suffered from PTSD — and he and Samantha helped each other. You would never recognize the “Samma” of today with the dog brought across the border and into the arms of SCGSR.