Tragically, every family pet that gets abandoned by their owners is one too many. The same thing happened to this cute little pup who was left behind for almost half a year already and was forced to live on the streets.
Someone had noticed that the dog had taken refuge in an old and completely soaked shoe box, just to find a little bit of cover and a somewhat warmer place to sleep.
It was clear that his pup was quite desperate and was in urgent need of help.
The very sweet Chihuahua managed to find the shoe box at the side of a house and called that place her home for a couple of months, where she at least felt a little bit safe.
Luckily, the owners of the house didn’t mind the brown pup staying over at all. In fact, they were more than happy to provide her with food every single day so she wouldn’t starve.
However, it was clear that this pup needed more than a place to call home and some food.
A passerby noticed the Chihuahua sleeping in his shoe box, and notified the Hope for Paws and Smooch Pooch Dog Rescue animal organizations.
“Hello, just wondering if you could help this stray dog. It’s a three-legged female. She’s been living in front of this one house for [the] past five months. I thought she belonged to [the] homeowners but I asked and they said no.” the text read.
Immediately, the two rescue organizations joined forces for a rescue operation. On a rainy day, rescuer Eldad Hagar and his colleague Loreta Frankonyte decided to help and rescue this adorable little pup.
With their traditional ‘lucky leash’ in hand, they had little trouble convincing the pup to come with them. The text said that the pup only had three legs, which they immediately confirmed once they lited her up.
It was clear that the puppy was anxious and frightened, but since she was very weak she didn’t offer much resistance. It also looks like the pup realized that the rescuers wanted to help her out the best they could.
Loreta decided to name her ‘Princess’ right there and then, promising her that she would be treated like royalty from now on.
“When Hope For Paws received the call about this little three-legged Chihuahua, I asked Loreta to join me on that rainy day and help me save this little girl. We found Princess sleeping on a shoebox… trying to keep warm.
After receiving much needed medical care, she continued to her foster home with Smooch Pooch Dog Rescue and she is now looking for her forever home.”
The first thing the rescuers did was give Princess a well-deserved and warm bubble bath, and they also got rid of her countless fleas in the process. After some cuddling and tender loving care, the animal rescuers took her directly to a vet.
Princess wasn’t doing well medically and was dealing with severe anemia. She was in need of immediate treatment, and she even had to be hospitalized for a couple of weeks because her condition was so serious.
Luckily, the animal rescuers never left her alone and Princess finally felt loved again.
Fast forward a couple of weeks, and you wouldn’t recognize this pup anymore! She was recovering very well and slowly but surely regained her beautiful smile.
And despite only having three legs, Princess definitely shows us that she has got a ton of energy still left in the tank.
Smooch Pooch Dog Rescue has provided her with a foster family until someone adopts her and gives her a warm and loving forever home.
What a beautiful rescue story!
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