Almost everywhere we go, we will always find homeless dogs that need our help. Most of these dogs have been abused by people who are not so friendly with animals. They become terrified of humans and do anything to avoid interacting with people. Homeless or stray dogs eventually become very sick and they end up dying.
A homeless dog named Gus was found walking the streets of a neighborhood in Houston. When a woman named Laura Forma spotted Gus, Gus had a swollen head. Gus’s head was about three times the size that it should be, and Laura knew that she had to do something to help.
Laura tried offering Gus some food, but Gus was quite reluctant to come near Laura. Gus disappeared into a gated housing complex, and Laura also needed to go to work. After Laura finished work for the day, she got two workers from K-911 Rescue and searched for Gus.
Laura and the rescuers eventually found Gus hiding in a storage unit. They were able to catch Gus by trapping him. Laura and the animal rescuers brought Gus to the VERGi Animal Hospital. It turned out that someone tied a shoelace on Gus’s neck so tight that it caused Gus’s neck and head to become swollen.
Gus was also shot multiple times with pellets. Gus’s injuries were so terrible that the rescuers thought that he wouldn’t be able to make it. No one could imagine what type of people would do something to such a helpless animal. However, Gus made a full recovery. Gus was discharged from the hospital and lived with his foster family, where he learned that people were also capable of love.
Gus started as a timid dog in his foster home. He wasn’t sure about people because of his experience with humans. However, when Gus realized that he’s in a safe place with great people, he started coming out of his shell and showed everyone how loving and sweet he is.
Eventually, Gus was adopted by a woman named Anna Barbosa. Gus now visits the juvenile detention center and inspires the kids there to become a better person. When the kids meet Gus and learn about his story, they feel inspired and also work hard to become better people. Here’s an inspirational video showing Gus’s story.
Video Source American Humane via YouTube