Nobody is sure why a 6-month-old dog was chained to a fence at a notorious Texas dump for unwanted dogs, but when a local woman saw the animal, she knew she had to help.
Running a local animal rescue group called The Abandoned Ones (TAO), Judy Obregon frequently travels these lonely roads in search of animals she can save. She discovers dead pets all too frequently in and around Echo Lake Park. Obregon noticed movements this week among sacks containing the decaying remains of unwanted animals.
A dog raised her head and looked at her as she drove by. The small puppy was crying when she hurriedly pulled over, and even though she had to limp the entire trip, she couldn’t wait to go to Obregon. She approached and pressed Obregon’s hand with her tiny face. The Dodo quoted Obregon as saying, “I didn’t realize what she had around her neck until I put her in my vehicle.
The dog’s neck was securely fastened with what looked like a shoestring. Obregon noticed the other end of the string tied there as she passed the barrier. Obregon believes that the dog’s limp was caused by straining to escape. The worst aspect, according to Obregon, is that even when she managed to free herself from the string, she remained in the same location, seemingly waiting for whoever had placed her there.
The dog, now known as Callie, gave her former home one final look as Obregon drove her away. It appeared as though she was leaving her past behind her. She then kissed the cheek of her rescuer. Callie, who wasn’t microchipped, was found to be healthy at the vet, which is amazing given what she had been through. She also had a good appetite, which was a relief to everyone.
Obregon stated, “Dogs like this make me cry all the time. “They just are very understanding. Her eyes show it to me.” Callie, who is currently in a foster home and will soon be available for adoption, was already beaming the day after she was saved. She’s turning around to the point where, in the words of Obregon, “she doesn’t give a damn about what happened to her before.” Her past is in the past.
You may donate here to support The Abandoned Ones in saving additional pets like Callie. Find out how to foster one of these dogs if you live nearby. In June, TAO posted some good news: Callie has been adopted! We’re so glad this sweet girl found the forever home that she deserves.