El personal de un refugio de animales en Nueva Orleans (EEUU) quedó desconsolado después de que un perro fuera atado y abandonado en el exterior de las instalaciones...
Por, 9 jun. 2019
El joven Pitbull se encogió de miedo cuando los voluntarios llegaron por la mañana y se acercaron hasta él. Es entonces cuando advirtieron una desagradable herida abierta en una de las patas del animal a causa de un corte profundo.
Un mensaje desgarrador
Junto al pobre perro localizaron una bolsa de plástico llena de sus juguetes y un cuenco para el agua. También contenía una nota de la persona que lo abandonó en la que podía leerse: “Este es Rocky, no puedo tenerlo más tiempo conmigo debido a problemas personales con mi familia. Ha estado aislado en mi habitación toda su vida porque mis padres no lo querían ni ver. Tiene un año y cuatro meses y nunca ha recibido el cariño de casi ningún humano. Así que por favor pido ayuda para él”.
Desafortunadamente el centro ya tenía su capacidad sobrepasada por lo que los voluntarios se pusieron en marcha para buscarle, al menos, una casa de acogida. Tampoco hubiera sido buena idea llevar a Rocky al interior del refugio con el enorme nivel de ansiedad que presentaba.
THE NOTE DOG
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS This is what we came into this morning. Another dog tied to our fence but this one came with a note. I guess that was supposed to make us feel better?. Your note says he's NEVER had any human interaction. Your note says he was kept isolated in a room his entire life. Your note says he will EVENTUALLY warm up to you and can be "nervous"...all "key words" that say "he will probably bite you". Thank you for dumping your problem on an already overloaded system here at VRC. But more than likely you called and got our message that said we were SO overwhelmed and that we could not take in anymore dogs at this time. Or maybe you were one of those people that came from out of state and we explained that we had to concentrate on dogs that were local and were no longer able to take dogs from out of state and like so many others, maybe you were one of those that cussed us out because we couldn't take YOUR dog. We care about dogs. That part is obvious. But we also care about over working our employees and having enough dogs to handle both physically and financially and emotionally. We were not the "last resort"...you were. All you had to do was talk to us and we might have been able to help in other ways. Instead your dog just went from an isolated bedroom to the chaos of a shelter filled with dogs. He is having a meltdown right now and growling and wanting to bite everyone that he sees. We are not miracle workers. We cannot save every dog. We do not have the money or manpower to always "work the magic". But today pushed us over the edge emotionally and physically. These are the days when we hate our job and break down and cry. My mission is to rescue but my hope is that one day, I won't have to....but it looks like that won't be anytime soon.Posted by Villalobos Rescue Center on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Una inesperada visita
Tras dar a conocer su historia en la página de Facebook del centro unos días más tarde apareció un hombre que dijo ser el hermano del antiguo compañero humano de Rocky. Había visto al perro en la red social y lo reconoció de inmediato.
“Está abrumado y sufriendo mucho por el animal”, según un portavoz del refugio. “Conocía a Rocky desde cachorro y estaba decidido a adoptarlo a pesar de la poca simpatía que despertaba en miembros de su familia”.
Ahora está en su nuevo hogar ¡y más feliz que nunca!
UPDATE ON THE "NOTE DOG"
UPDATE ON THE "NOTE DOG" A few days ago, so many of you were heartbroken at the sight of a dog tied to our fence with a note from his owner. According to the words written, the dog had been kept isolated from all human contact and was petrified of the world and they could no longer keep him. Honestly, we didn't hold out too much hope for this dog especially now being in a shelter environment. We did not have the means to put this dog anywhere else so that he could decompress and acclumate to the outside world around him. He would not let any of us near him. Then the miracle of social media came into play. The owner's brother saw our post. He was overwhelmed with grief. He had known this "Rocky" since a puppy and since he no longer lived with his family, he had assumed all was well with the dog. Upset at what had happened, he drove to our facility in New Orleans and pleaded with us to let him take the Rocky with him. Within seconds, this dog went from cowering and growling at all of us to recognizing the former owner's brother. Needless to say.....actions speak louder than words. Get our your Kleenex. This is a happy ending worth crying over.Posted by Villalobos Rescue Center on Sunday, April 14, 2019