Life for an abandoned dog chained outside her home changed completely thanks to a small mistake by some workers doing a renovation in a neighboring house.
One of the men accidentally tripped over the property’s security system which caused a thunderous noise to be activated, this caused the defenseless dog to get up and be seen by Claire Morera, one of the workers.
The dog was rescued after spending several days tied outside her home.
Without hesitation, Morera approached the dog, encountering a heartbreaking scene, she was tied with a huge chain that hurt her neck, emaciated and covered in ticks; she also had an infection in her eyes.
Apparently, the dog had been abandoned for a long time trying to survive with what little energy she had left.
The dog is an American bulldog named Frances.
Morera took some pictures of the dog and posted them to the local rescue group 100+ Abandoned dogs of Everglades Floridad.
A volunteer from the group, Jan Stenger, saw her story and did not hesitate to approach the dog. Jan commented on this:
“We were actually on a different rescue that morning, but I looked up Frances’s location on my phone and we were 14 kilometers from her. Other volunteers stayed behind to try to catch that other dog, and then we went to look for Frances. “
Jan is a furry lover, in the last four years she has dedicated herself to rescuing hundreds of puppies in the Miami, United States area.
The history and condition of each puppy is different, Jan always tries to strengthen her heart to face each case in the best way, but Frances’s story seems by far one of the strongest and heartbreaking.
“I always said that one of our team members, Carol, and I are stronger. We don’t break easily, but we were both very sensitive to this rescue. That was really the worst thing I had ever seen in my life. It suffocates me just thinking about it, ”Jan said.
The rescue team managed to talk to some neighbors and discovered that the dog’s owner had died, she had been left alone tied outside her house exposed to the sun and rain, without receiving any kind of help. Jan commented on this:
“People knew she was left there and obviously she was not being fed properly.”
Due to Frances’ condition, her rescuers estimate that she was chained for a couple of weeks.
During the rescue process the dog always kept her head down, the chain had impregnated her skin so it was a problem for the rescuers to be able to remove it, they had to take her to the vet with the chain tied to her neck.
“It took us a while to get the chain off her when we took her to the animal hospital because she didn’t have bolt cutters. When we finally removed the chain, it was the first time she wagged her tail, ”Jan noted.
Fortunately, this sweet dog was now in good hands, the biggest challenge for her rescuers was treating the infection in her eyes, they were so hurt that they had to be removed.
To remove the ticks a long bath was necessary, although it was not easy to remove the thousands of ticks that covered her body, they finally succeeded. Now Frances only had to gain weight little by little by following a healthy diet.
“She had thousands of ticks. She stayed in the bathtub for five hours the first night and three hours the next morning, all the ticks had to be removed from her body, ”Jan said.
While this adorable little dog had tough days, she did not contract tick disease or heartworm disease, making her recovery much faster and more satisfying.
Jan had agreed to take care of Frances temporarily, but her tenderness ended up winning her over and she is now one more member of her family. In this regard, he highlighted:
“Never in a million years did I think we would keep it. I have always had small dogs, I have had Labs and Goldens. But we knew very quickly that she was not going anywhere. “
Today Frances spends most of her time and enjoying all the love that her new family gives her. He also shares with other furry friends with whom he has created a great bond. Love people and make new friends. Jan highlighted:
“She is a happy girl. The moment she walked through the door, I heard her tail slapping on the couch. She loves people and as terrible as people were to her, she has forgiven us. It’s unbelievable, and it gets more unbelievable every day. “
Her vision problem is not an impediment to enjoy this new opportunity, she is a dog that smiles all the time and cannot be happier to be part of a family that loves her unconditionally.
Never hesitate to help a vulnerable puppy and dare to transform his life. You will only have a lot of love in return and a great friend for life.