Staffers at the Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) recently came across a heartbreaking sight. What they saw was truly saddening but is the reason why they do that they do.
A young pit bull was tied to the fence on the New Orleans-based rescue’s property.
The nervous dog cowered in fear as they approached the pup. Unfortunately, they could see that his leg had become wrapped up in the leash, which was cutting off circulation to the limb, leaving the dog in a terrible panic and way.
Freeing the dog from his unfortunate predicament was very difficult.
One rescuer said:
“This dog is tangled and not really letting us approach him,”
“We have to figure out how we’re going to do this without getting hurt.”
A plastic shopping bag full of the dog’s possessions was near by and inside they found a handwritten note which would break their hearts once again:
The note reads:
“I can’t keep him no more due to personal problems with my family.”
“He has been isolated in my room his whole life as my parents didn’t want him out of the room and on top of that, the landlord didn’t want dogs here.”
“He’s 1 year and 4 months and never had human interaction besides my family so please build his human interaction.”
“Once you get to know him, he’s the sweetest dog you’ll know,”
“He is pet-friendly but can be nervous around people.”
“Please take your time with him and give him a better home. I will always donate as much as I can for the wishlist … he is up-to-date with his shots.”
The rescue’s staffers, who are already overloaded with unwanted dogs, had no idea how they could possibly accommodate one more.
VRC wrote in a Facebook post:
“Honestly, we didn’t hold out too much hope for this dog especially now being in a shelter environment”
“We did not have the means to put this dog anywhere else so that he could decompress and acclimate to the outside world around him. He would not let any of us near him.”
The owner’s brother saw the post on social media and rushed over to the rescue center.
“He was overwhelmed with grief,”
“He had known this ‘Rocky’ since [he was] a puppy and since he no longer lived with his family, he had assumed all was well with the dog.”
When Rocky saw his brother again everything changed. Within seconds, the dog went from cowering and growling to showering his new dad with kisses and begging for belly rubs.
Rocky now has a new lease on life, and someone to help him acclimate to the world at his own pace.
Rocky can finally experience life as a loving pet.
Rocky’s new owner says:
“You’re back home,”