Dog Rescued After A Decade Alone And Unloved

For the past couple years a Phoenix resident named Jared Piper noticed a dog chained up in a dry, desolate yard. With temperatures regularly reaching 120 degrees (Fahrenheit) and having little more than some shade to escape the heat, Jared knew he had to do something.

In three years Piper had never seen anyone interacting with or showing affection to the dog. As a result of his solitude the dog was poorly socialized and would growl when Jared got close.

It was a very slow process, but eventually, with some time and plenty of treats, the dog began to warm up to Jared, and soon became friendly and affectionate.

The dog had some serious medical issues, including several visible tumors. Jared knew just spending a few moments with the dog wasn't enough, so he decided to rescue this poor lonely dog.

Jared contacted the owner informing her of the dog's serious medical conditions and what she was doing was animal cruelty. The owner laughed at him and said "the dog's been out there for 10 plus years". She told Jared the dog would bite him if he got too close, but he could take the dog.

It was clear to Jared this dog had never been off the leash to play. Never gone for a walk. Never had his human hug him or play fetch with him. 10 years alone, unwanted, unloved.

Rusty is doing great and is very happy in his new forever home with his new family.

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+19 1. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

:'( :'( :'( Sad....really very sad, at least with a good ending, thanks to good people near him...he is a beautiful dog!
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+8 2. Norman68 commented 5 years ago

Because hes been tied up for so long his ligaments havent been able to stretch so it restricts his stride when running...Im sure the New pack he is with will soon stretch those limbs out....Hooray !!! Respects to Jared O:)
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+3 3. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

This reminds me of a time in 2011 wen my son decided he wanted to rescue this dog a friend of him kept telling him about, chained in a backyard weeks on end, totally neglected. The day my son made that decision was a dark and cold December night with an ice storm roaring outside. He was receiving texts from his friend again whose neighbor the dog belonged to, and who informed him that even now in the ice storm the dog was chained outside. That was it, my son jumped in his car and drove one hour to Duncannon , PA to rescue the dog. I told him to be aware that the dog belongs to someone and he can't just take it. Hours later he came back with this beautiful dark-eyed, brown boxer-pit mix, smelly, emaciated and dirty. His name was Ice but my son renamed him Duncan. The owners had readily given him the dog when he asked for it. After vet visits and baths, the dog turned out to be very sweet and loving and we enjoyed him a lot, but unfortunately we could not socialize him with the dog we already had, despite all the attempts, they kept fighting. We ended up giving him to a friend who is a dog therapist and he found a nice home for him. We still visit Duncan from time to time, and when he sees my son, you can tell he did not forget the person who rescued him during that dark and stormy winter night.
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+4 4. Sustagen commented 5 years ago

The owner before ... give me her address, i'll bring a big chain ...
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+3 5. nojcsika commented 5 years ago

Human godness and cruelty is endless.. <3