Hope enjoys the sunshine on the deck of Dave and Peggy Parton's home on Marco Island. On Jan. 4, Hope was found emaciated and near death, tied by a telephone cord to a tree behind a home in Immokalee. Her recovery has surprised many — including the Partons, who now have a happy, playful 1½-year-old.

Photo by ROGER LALONDE, Marco Eagle

Hope enjoys the sunshine on the deck of Dave and Peggy Parton's home on Marco Island. On Jan. 4, Hope was found emaciated and near death, tied by a telephone cord to a tree behind a home in Immokalee. Her recovery has surprised many — including the Partons, who now have a happy, playful 1½-year-old.

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