Dog Rescued from Abandoned, Garbage-Filled House In Detroit
The 3-year-old Shih Tzu is happy and healthy after receiving critical care at MHS
June 30, 2016
It was a mess - an absolute mess. The garbage was piled up in all corners of the house. My hair kept getting snagged and caught on things, and with each brush against the trash, another painful matt was formed in my hair. But I was lost and I needed safety. The abandoned house was the first place I saw that provided me with an ounce of comfort, and it would be my forever home.
I was scrounging for breakfast one morning when I heard a rustling in my house. I didn't know what it was, and my blood started to rush. Did something know I was here? Was it hungry, hoping to find me? Was it angry that I was here, hoping to hurt me? I quickly hid between two piles of trash, but the noises just kept getting louder and louder, and closer to me. Then, all of a sudden, my feet were dangling off the ground. It had picked me up. But what was it? What did it want from me? I cowered and ever so slightly lifted up my head to meet my fate.
And that's when I saw it. It wasn't a something. It was a someone. And he wasn't there to hurt me, he was there to find me, to help me. He told me everything would be alright and took me to his friends who looked at me, pet me softly, and told me not to worry as they shaved off all my painful matts. They took me to a doctor who found lumps on my body, but they told me not to worry. I was safe now, and they were going to take care of me. They told me to nap, and my eyes got heavy. When I woke up, I was tucked inside a warm blanket, and I felt better than I ever have.
They told me that they were going to help me find my forever home. Not an abandoned, trash-filled forever home, but a real forever home. A home with someone to love and someone who would love me. A home with treats and toys. They told me it was because of a kind person that my rescue, and the rescue of other scared and hurt animals just like me, was possible. They said that you helped raise the money needed to care for me and animals like me. They said that if you didn't think about us animals, didn't care for us like you do, that I'd still be in that house. A house full of garbage, scared and alone - the place I thought would be my forever home.
I'm so thankful for you. Really, I can't thank you enough. I mean, I was just adopted and look at my new mom. We're perfect together. And I can finally say that I've found my forever home, and it's a home I couldn't possibly be any happier in.