He Thought He Had Rescued A Grey Dog…You Won’t Believe The Difference A Bath Can Make!
Abandoned dogs are the most heart breaking sight! There are a lot of them where I live, and it’s very comforting to see a story that has a happy ending. This is a video shot during the rescue of a maltese-poodle mix named Oakley.
According to the video, this man had tried to rescue Oakley earlier in the daytime but didn’t get very far at all. It seemed that Oakley had been abused and mistreated for so long that she was terrified of humans. He could not even get near her without her panicking and fleeing in fear.
So he devised a plan! This brave rescuer came back to the parking lot Oakley had begun to call “home” and crept up behind her with a leash. Oakley was terrified, but his plan worked! After running with her through the parking lot, she eventually calmed down enough to be put into the car.
I’ve picked up stray dogs from the streets before – but I keep a large cage in the back of my van to put them in. Sometimes, stray dogs have never been inside of a car and will panic once the vehicle starts to move. Oakley was very calm! She must have lived with an owner who took her for rides in cars, but we may never know.
Seeing this poor dog shy away from kind humans broke my heart! Hopefully she has found a forever home by now, but her journey was so touching!