Start A Petition

Dempsey the Boxer Survives Nine Freezing Days Outside in Maine Only to Be Hit By a Car

Offbeat  (tags: animals, pets, dogs, environment, protection )

- 1613 days ago -
He went 10 rounds in subzero woods and then got knocked flat by a car, but this fighter survived.

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Marianne R (95)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 6:02 am
A happy ending but I keep thinking about all the other lost dogs and cats out there in the cold

Christeen A (371)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 6:13 am
Dempsey is one lucky dog. Thanks for sharing this story.

Pat B (356)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 6:21 am
What a scary story, SO glad that Dempsey is going to be all right. I have my Corgi on a leash in unfamiliar territory, especially in a guest's back yard. I'd worry if I didn't. (She likes to dig under fences). Thanks, Cher for a good story with my coffee this morning. ;-)

Sandi C (98)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 7:44 am
Dempsey hang in there.

Alexandra G (250)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 8:25 am
poor dog

. (0)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 8:49 am
Great story of animal's will to live.

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 8:51 am
Great a happy ending.

Dawn M (142)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 8:55 am
Great to hear there was a happy ending for this poor dog!

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 9:32 am
Wishing Dempsey a speedy recovery.

Arlene Morrison (1)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 1:19 pm
Brilliant news ! So glad it turned out well for Dempsey!I have had Boxer dogs for 40+ years and loved them all!

Kamia T (89)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 2:11 pm
I love Boxers, but they are very active, curious and will chase just about anything. My neighbor has one, and we're constantly corralling him. You cannot just let your dogs runn -- I don't care how much open area you have around them. There's too many enticing things that can cause them to be lost and suffer needlessly.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 4:28 pm
Good news.

Saturday January 18, 2014, 4:44 pm
I am so happy for you and Dempsey he is a lucky baby and what a wonderful NEW YEAR GIFT FOR YOU BOTH


Sheri Schongold (7)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 5:07 pm
Dempsey has a guardian angel. Actually many. The whole town where he was lost. It was amazing the man who hit him stopped. It is wonderful that the first though that went thru that lady's mind was Dempsey. He is a wonderful dog, as are most boxers, and a very lucky dog. Hope he gets well real soon. Dempsey is well loved.

Ilona V (0)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 5:15 pm
Thanks Cher for sharing this wonderful happy ending story of Dempsey.
I love Boxers!

Ruth M (235)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 5:34 pm
Thank goodness for that!!!

S J (130)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 5:48 pm
Thanks for sharing, best wishes to the doggies

Wendy H (54)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 5:50 pm
I love Boxers! Good luck Dempsey!
Thank you

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 5:56 pm
noted boxers are bellissimos!!!!! I`m very content and happy thet this angel survived!!!!! Dempsy is bravissimo!!!!!

Dianne D (490)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 7:27 pm
Glad this baby has a happy ending. I think everyone who intensionally leaves their animals in the cold and heat need to be fined, and never be able to have another animal again.

Linda P (0)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 7:56 pm
So very glad that precious life is okay after all he had to endured. I totally agree with Dianne D. that people need to be fined and punished for leaving these innocent victims in freezing weather, there is no excuse for this, they should be in the house where it is warm and safe, they are family. And if they can't do that they should NEVER be allowed to have another pet. How would they like to be tied up outside in the wind and cold, maybe an eye for an eye would work for them better so they would understand what these poor animals go through.

Peta Clarke (30)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 8:33 pm
Thank you Cher a great story with a happy ending.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 10:06 pm
And they thought cats only have 9 lives. Dempsey sure can prove that to be different in all that he has been through. Thanks Cher

Julia R (296)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 2:17 am
So glad Dempsey was found and is now back in the arms of those who loved him! But, my heart goes out to all the other dogs that may be lost in the cold out there! Please if you see a dog walking around in the cold and he isn't with anyone, remember he may be lost. If you can look at this tag and see who he belongs to, please call because he may be lost. If he doesn't have a tag or seems stray, give him food and shelter and think about fostering him, or call animal control if you just can't. But, please don't ignore animals you see that are out in freezing temps. as there's a good chance that they are lost or stray!

Sherri G (128)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 3:04 am
I was so relieved to see Dempsey survived. I support Julia's comment. TY Cher Noted

Ruth C (87)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 5:37 am
I agree Marianne R.

God bless this little angel.

Sara P (54)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 6:08 am
You don't know how much happy I'm first to know that this creature is safe but also to know that this world is not in the hand only to the evil, there are a lot of good and compassionate people!! Thanks a lot for sharing Cher.

Gloria p (304)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 7:38 am
I am glad Dempsey is OK but he shouldn't be left alone. A boxer is a powerful dog that can leap tall buildings!

Connie O (44)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 6:09 pm
lucky dog...glad they found him in time.

Linda Eduarte (1)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 8:35 pm
So glad Dempsey is alright

. (0)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:46 am
𝖑𝖚𝖈𝖐𝖞 𝖑𝖎𝖙𝖙𝖑𝖊 𝖇𝖔𝖝𝖊𝖗. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖗!
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Offbeat

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.