This is what happened a few meters from the door of the “Humane Rescue Alliance” shelter , in Washington DC
Volunteers found a 9-month-old pitbull mix puppy in a condition they initially thought was dead.
Security cameras captured the moment a man stepped out of a dark, hoodless four-door sedan and dumped the boy in the gutter like he was trash on Northeast Okie Street.
But the weirdest thing is that the shelter is just a few steps away . What made them go a little further and hand him over to good people to take care of him?
The puppy was named Shepherd.
He weighed less than 15 pounds, hungry and emaciated, mangled and so weak that he couldn’t walk or breathe.
The rescuer who found it said it had to lie in a ditch for 12 long, painful hours.
They urgently took him to the veterinary hospital, when they tried to get blood for testing, the blood was so thick from dehydration that the vets feared that his organs were damaged and he would not be able to survive. pass. But after a week of loving care and sacrifice, Shepherd’s will to live was stronger than all .
Now out of danger, a great fate awaits him. Dog breeder Kim O’Keefe, from Burke, Virginia, adopted this dog into her home as her own, where she did nothing but give him all of her love and support. dedication she once had.
Shepherd has gained 4 kg and that is an achievement indeed.
On top of that, the Shepherd’s tail really doesn’t stop wagging.
They are just waiting for him to fully recover to get a permanent home.
“I think anyone lucky enough to adopt it will be super excited to have it in their family,” O’Keefe said.
However, there remains a great mystery to be solved and it is who could do such evil to Shepherd? Clearly whoever did it left him to perish and the police will now not rest until they find the culprit.
That’s why they’re now offering a $10,000 reward for whoever can track down the guy in the bonnetless sedan.
“We really hope to catch Shepherd’s evil owner,” shared Humane Law Enforcement Officer Shannon Rose. “It was unnecessary and it was unfair treatment.”
“We are determined to bring the fiend to justice,” said Chris Schindler, vice president of field services for the Humane Rescue Alliance. “But we need help from the community to do it ,” he added.
There is absolutely no reason to callously dispose of animals to perish. This shelter even has a program that provides free food to owners in need. Rose urges people to use these services. “This shouldn’t have happened,” he concluded.
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