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Dog Scarred From People Picking On Her, Went Door-To-Door For Scraps

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on May 22, 2024

Many stray dogs roam the streets, longing for a bit of love and care. This tale unfolds with a weary homeless dog who roamed from door to door, pleading with people for food and a place to rest. Unfortunately, only a few folks responded to her needs, forcing her to scavenge for scraps in garbage bins. Tragically, local children harassed her, causing her injuries and deepening her mistrust of humans. Disheartened and wounded, the dog chose to avoid human contact. Thankfully, concerned residents notified local rescuers about the stray in dire need of assistance.


One rescuer immediately traveled to the reported location and discovered the dog on an abandoned road. She was emaciated, her fur filthy and tangled, and she wore an expression of exhaustion. The rescuer exited her vehicle and approached her. Despite attempts to comfort her, the dog, skeptical and scarred from past experiences, walked away.


Undeterred by the initial rejection, the rescuer persisted, following the dog and persistently offering food and soothing words. After two hours, the dog finally allowed the woman to come closer. Finally convinced the rescuer had good intentions, she began to eat the food offered to her out of sheer hunger. Relieved, the woman managed to bring her to her home, though the dog remained cautious, initially reluctant to enter the house. The rescuer patiently waited with her, offering comforting words until the dog felt secure enough to let her guard down.


Upon grooming the dog and removing her matted fur, the rescuer discovered several small wounds and a significant one on her abdomen. The transformation was immediate; the dog expressed her gratitude by playfully jumping and pawing the air. The following day, the rescuer took her to a veterinary clinic where the vet assessed her wounds and diagnosed the large abdominal wound as a benign tumor, which was not causing pain. The dog received treatment for her wounds and the tumor.


Back at home, the dog quickly bonded with other former stray dogs, sharing a mutual understanding and affection. Her gratitude towards the woman who saved her was evident in her eyes, filled with joy and thankfulness for safety and companionship.

As her wounds healed and the tumor began to shrink, the rescuer was filled with hope for a complete recovery. The story of this dog finding a loving home and the care she received restores faith in the kindness of strangers and the resilience of the once-forgotten street dogs who desperately need our help.

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