For hundreds of dogs living with loving foster families, holding out for they day they could be adopted and become official members of their families–the wait is over! Their journey began with ALDF v. Woodley, a historic lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund to enforce North Carolina’s cruelty law. ALDF’s victory meant that the dogs were freed and placed with “temporary” foster families, but convicted animal hoarders Barbara and Robert Woodley appealed the court’s ruling again and again. Two and a half years later, the final legal victory has arrived! On October 11, 2007, the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld ALDF’s victory, and the more than 300 dogs rescued from nightmarish, concentration camp conditions are now free forever.