On Friday, Nov. 13, Jose “Pepe” Sanchez, the owner of the dog known as Sheba, released her to the renown and highly regarded Best Friends Animal Society sanctuary in Utah. On Saturday, Nov. 14, staff from Best Friends picked her up to transport her to the sanctuary, where it is expected Sheba will receive love and care for the remainder of her life.

Today, Nov. 16, the sanctuary stated, “We can confirm that Sheba has arrived at Best Friends sanctuary in Kanab, UT. She is being seen by our vets and staff and is in good spirits. We look forward to providing the best care we can for her.”

These developments are important steps toward resolving the litigation Sheba’s owner filed against the County.