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Woman Runs Into Midnight Storm and Brings Dog to Warm Bed

Woman Runs Into Midnight Storm and Brings Dog to Warm Bed

 

Written by Rebecca Dysievick  of Ontario, Canada

While on vacation in Belize, I came across a little dog who was kept behind our rental cabin. She was the owner’s dog and was not shown much love or attention. She was kept tied to a raised shed away from the family with a low sided box to lay in and dirty bowls for food and water. She was half the weight she should have been and absolutely looked depressed.

When approached, she would barely wag her tail and her eyes lacked all happiness. I started saving food from my meals and brought it to her after nightfall when the family wouldn’t see me. When I approached with my flashlight, I could hear her little gums snapping at the hoard of mosquitoes she couldn’t escape from.

One night we had a very strong rain and wind storm. I lay in bed wide awake thinking of her outside. I jumped out of bed, went outside, unhooked her leash and brought her in our cabin for the night. She quietly curled up on the bed and didn’t make a peep. I was smitten and it was so hard to put her back by the shed the next morning, but I didn’t want to anger the owner.

I Had to Find A Way

Will you find the courage to stand up for a neglected animal?

A couple of days later, after speaking to the head of the local animal shelter, I eventually bartered with the owner of the property to let me buy her from him. I told him she was in poor health and needed medical care. He, of course, was only interested in money. I paid $100 for her.

I will never forget when I undid her leash and scooped her little bony body up into my arms. My heart was racing after just having confronted the owner, and my eyes welled up with tears as I walked away with her. She stared right up into my eyes. I told her she was going to be okay. I brought her to a local vet on the island and had her vaccinated and started on dewormers. He made up papers for her that were needed to bring her back to Canada.

I washed her in the ocean, which rid her of some fleas and picked a tick off of her ear. I had to cancel my flight with my original airline and re-book with another so I could take her in the cabin. After two flights and a six hour car ride, she arrived home with me.

She was diagnosed in Canada with heartworm, which would have killed her if left untreated. She is now living with a great family who have helped her gain double her weight! I’ll always remember her sweet little face.  More Great Photos Here

Brought to you by The Great Animal Rescue Chase, the place where heroes come out to play.

 

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5:18PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

good story

3:47AM PDT on May 27, 2012

Thank you for saving a precious life and sharing the story!

12:57PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Thank you!

I´ve always said, if you´re not going to take care of your pets you should not have any!

6:08AM PDT on May 20, 2012

great ending thanks for sharing :)

10:51AM PDT on May 15, 2012

Thanks for posting!

4:23PM PDT on May 14, 2012

It's nice to know that there are still caring people in this world.

10:16AM PDT on May 14, 2012

What a wonderful story! Well done for having the needed courage to get her the help she needed and save her life! Thank you so much, you're a strong person.

9:57PM PDT on May 13, 2012

awww, that is so sweet!!! glad you saved her life...

8:54PM PDT on May 13, 2012

You are a beautiful person! Thank you for sharing your amazing story of bravery, kindness, and strength. It is an inspiration.

6:47PM PDT on May 13, 2012

Love to you! Thanks for saving this little dog.

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