Who is Olive?

“Olive is our group’s namesake because as desperate as her situation seemed to be, with us, there is hope for her and pets like her.”

Olive was trying to get into a church when she was picked up by the Louisburg, Kansas Police Department. Maybe that was one of the things that endeared her to Carolyn, a co-founder of Olive’s Hope and a church-going woman herself.

Olive didn’t look very good. She was malnourished, had “cherry eye”, skin problems, and her poor face just wasn’t quite straight. The officer that impounded her thought she was doomed for sure.


No one wanted our girl and she was due to be put to sleep. We told the vet instead to spay her and fix her eye. She went home with Carolyn that night. Carolyn ended up getting quite sick that weekend and Olive found herself in the care of Sharon, another co-founder of our group and her eventual adoptive mom.

Soon, Olive’s personality came through. One thing that strikes you is that she seems happy just to be alive. She throws her Jolly Ball around, “points” the cows on the farm, and can’t wait to greet a visitor. There isn’t a mean bone in her body. The most dangerous thing about her is her tail that is constantly wagging.

Sharon quickly couldn’t bear the thought of someone else adopting Olive, so she has given her a forever home.

Olive is our group’s namesake because as desperate as her situation seemed to be, with us, there is hope for her and pets like her.