Ella came into BSR™'s care at 10.5 years old and was described as a "loner" who would not engage with the family. Many pounds over weight and with an undiagnosed thyroid problem, she was indeed a little lethargic on intake and her coat was in rough shape. With the implementation of a diet and exercise plan, as well as medication to address the thyroid, Ella began to shed weight and perk up and her coat is dramatically improved. The more time that has passed while in BSR's care, the more engaged she has become in the Boykin life. Ella now enthusiastically joins her foster family and pack in their adventures to the lake and general romping around the yard. In addition to her thyroid issues, Ella is being tested for other endocrine issues, and her health needs will require continued, life-long evaluation and treatment.