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Dog Found Digging Through The Trash Gets A Second Chance Thanks To Your Help

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on September 20, 2023

Every time you buy products from the iHeartDogs store, some of that money goes to Greater Good Charities, an organization that helps a variety of animals in need. Greater Good Charities’ GOODS Program helps ensure that animals in rescues and shelters are fed, allowing the organizations to focus on other areas of care, such as medical needs. Marcus is one of the many dogs who have benefitted from these donations.

A kind stranger found Marcus wandering around Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was matted and skinny, digging through the trash to find whatever scraps were edible. He didn’t seem to have anyone to look out for him, so the stranger got him to follow her home so she could help him.

Marcus at the vet

The woman took Marcus to the vet, but when they checked him for a microchip, they couldn’t find anything. She also made a post on social media, but no one came forward to claim the pup. It seemed like Marcus was a stray, but he deserved lots of love. So, the woman brought him to Route 66 Pet Rescue.

Route 66 Pet Rescue didn’t hesitate to help Marcus. He had several medical concerns that needed to be addressed, but the volunteers refused to give up on him. As long as he had a chance at life, they were going to keep helping him.

Marcus rescue dog

Food Donations Save Marcus

This rescue is one of the many organizations that receive healthy food donations from Greater Good Charities’ GOODS Program. Without having to worry about money for dog food, the rescue can better focus on medical needs for dogs like Marcus. Thanks to the donations, Marcus was well-fed while also receiving the veterinary care he needed.

“Marcus finally has a full belly and with good quality food, his hair looks amazing after our groomer got all the tangles out,” Route 66 Pet Rescue wrote.

Food donations to Route 66 Pet Rescue

Thanks to the GOODS Program, dogs like Marcus can receive quality food to help them look and feel better than ever. With those donations, rescue dogs have a better chance of finding a forever home once they’ve recovered.

All purchases from the iHeartDogs store help dogs like Marcus. So, thank you to all the heroes who have bought items to help dogs in need!

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