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Matted Dog Caked In Mud Comes Out From Under Car To Befriend Woman

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for iHeartDogs.com, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on June 12, 2024

Dogs are wonderful creatures who bring us so much joy. Sadly, some are forced to live on the streets. Many are callously dumped by their owners, who don’t care about their well-being. Some strays are born as strays and have spent their entire lives struggling to survive. One day, kind-hearted individuals spotted a small, matted dog hiding under a car. Upon closer inspection, they were heartbroken to see the dire state she was in. Despite their initial shock, they knew they had to act fast to help the trembling, hungry dog, and offered her some food.

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The dog was not only starving but also covered in mud and terribly frightened, making it difficult for her rescuers to gain her trust. Determined to help her, they strategically placed food leading to their home, hoping she would follow. To their relief, she followed them to the doorstep, where they had placed a bowl of food. However, as soon as they turned away, she vanished.

Undeterred, the rescuers used security camera footage the next day to discover that she had been sheltering in an old cardboard box in a nearby alley. They immediately went to the location and successfully coaxed her into coming with them to safety. After spending 30 minutes getting acquainted, one rescuer gently led the dog to her car and drove to the supermarket to buy supplies needed for the dog’s recovery.

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Later, at the veterinary hospital, the vet urgently declared the dog needed grooming. He personally trimmed her matted fur, cleaned her up, and bathed her, transforming her appearance. She looked like a completely new dog. Following the grooming session, the vet conducted health tests, revealing only minor issues—primarily a nutritional deficiency that left her underweight.

With no need for prolonged hospitalization, the vet provided instructions for home care, which were simple yet crucial for her recovery. Back at home, the dog began to improve daily, surrounded by the love and attention of her rescuer’s family. A month after her rescue, the dog’s health was fully restored, and her life had transformed wonderfully. She relished every moment spent with her new family, especially during a family trip that showcased her undeniable happiness and gratitude.

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For her rescuers, the journey from discovering her in such a pitiful state to seeing her thrive was both heart-wrenching and immensely fulfilling. What began as one of their saddest encounters turned into a joyful, blessed experience with their new canine companion. These once sorrowful memories now warmed their hearts.

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