Dillon and his canine brother were surrendered to the "Humane Sanctuary, Inc.," a self proclaimed "no-kill sanctuary," in Kinsman, Ohio in 2008. He had been there for awhile prior to the seizure of 162 live dogs, 2 horses, many cats, roosters and chickens in February, 2010. The animals were living in deplorable conditions, some in outdoor kennels, some in crates in a cold barn and some in a "condemned" home feeding off of dead dogs. Dillon was one of many dogs living outdoors in a dirty, chain-link kennel, with no food or water and insufficient shelter. Dillon shared the kennel with another male dog and there was only one very small dog house to keep both dogs warm. January and February 2010 were very cold months, with very severe storms but Dillon and the other dogs that made it out of there alive survived something that can only be described as hell.
Pictures of Dillon on the property in Kinsman and at the warehouse after seizure: