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Electrician Minded His Business While Stray Puppies Kept An Eye On Him

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 April 18, 2024

This story is proof that every individual is capable of helping an animal in need. Stray animals require human intervention in order to live a better life. While working at an abandoned house in Detroit, an electrician encountered two puppies watching him from the backyard. Upon closer inspection, he noticed that one of the puppies seemed injured and both appeared quite fearful, yet curious. It was clear they were homeless and had taken refuge in the abandoned property’s yard. Motivated to help, the electrician immediately contacted the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue for assistance.

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Responding to the call, Theresa Sumpter, the executive director and founder of the rescue organization, promptly arrived at the scene to help the stranded puppies. Initially, the puppies were apprehensive and maintained their distance, making the rescue challenging. However, after about thirty minutes of gentle coaxing, Sumpter managed to secure both pups, named Mercy and Grace, into a crate for their safety.

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Once at the veterinary hospital, Mercy and Grace were initially very shy and withdrawn, indicating that they were not used to human contact and had possibly never received medical attention before. The staff at the veterinary hospital worked patiently with them, providing the necessary medical examinations and treatments to ensure they were healthy.

Over the following two weeks, the transformation in Mercy and Grace was remarkable. They began to show their personalities, transitioning from timid, scared puppies to more confident and joyful dogs, ready to interact with people and explore their surroundings with newfound curiosity.

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The change in their demeanor was not just emotional but also physical, as they received proper care and nutrition, which significantly improved their health. The once shy backyard puppies were now vibrant and energetic, showing just how resilient and adaptable young dogs can be when given a chance.

Thanks to the efforts of the electrician and the dedicated team at Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, Mercy and Grace were now ready to find their forever homes. The rescue continues to monitor their progress, ensuring they are placed in loving environments where they can continue to thrive and receive the love and attention they deserve.

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