Anyone can fall on hard times. But no matter the reason for it, our dogs don’t have to be put in a life-threatening situation. If we lost our means to care for and support our pets, the option would be to surrender them to a shelter or an animal welfare organization.
Leaving them outside, in the worst weather conditions is never the right choice. Dogs don’t have the means to support themselves, and this is similar to giving them a life sentence.
Just like what happened to a dog named Ollie.
In the middle of a harsh Detroit winter, a family was kicked out of their home and had to find another house to live in. They left a lot of their old furniture outside by the curb, and sadly, this included their two-year-old pit bull
For days, the dog waited outside by the curb, enduring the frigid weather. It was even worse at night, where temperatures can drop below zero. However, the dog, not knowing what to do, stayed where he was left behind. Hoping that his owners would come back for him.
Luckily, after five days, some rescuers found him.
Terri Looby, a volunteer rescuer from the Detroit Animal Welfare Group, was in the area responding to another call. While they were searching for a small dog reported to be wandering around, they saw Ollie in his usual spot.
As soon as they approached the dog, Ollie jumped off an old chair and limped towards Terri. The dog looked emaciated and he may have been neglected even before he was abandoned.
When he smelled food inside his rescuer’s car, he quickly jumped in. They gave him the food and the pooch gobbled it up.
Terri brought Ollie to a vet where they discovered that he has a broken femur. But otherwise, he was in a good condition. They operated on the dog and he responded well. When he fully recovered, he was adopted by a loving family.’
According to them, Ollie adapted to his new environment quickly. He is a sweet and loving dog that is so appreciative of everything. He is so happy being a part of a family.
Source: WXYZ-TV Detroit Channel 7 via Youtube