Dogs are our furry companions in life. But sometimes, not everyone can fully dedicate themselves or remain loyal to these creatures, leading to abandonment.
A few employees from the Wanderer’s Rest Humane Association shelter in Canastota, New York, discovered a senior Great Pyrenees near their front entrance. They noticed that it was on a plastic sled tied down with three ropes. The sled contained a small bowl of water and a seven-word note saying that the dog is more than ten years old and can no longer walk.
When the employees at the WRHA suspected that someone left the senior dog overnight, they felt sympathetic that they immediately took him in and named him Perry. Afterward, they gave him a check-up, and the veterinarians found that he was suffering from two tick-borne diseases and a skin infection. The employees then took some pictures of Perry and posted them on Facebook, stating if anyone recognized Perry, they could contact them. The post also implores people that abandoning dogs is unacceptable, especially those unable to walk.
The shelter added another post that encourages pet owners to seek proper assistance if they cannot fully care for their pets and hopes that Perry’s situation would change people’s minds on dealing with these kinds of issues.
Thanks to the inspiring posts, donations came pouring from tons of people who wanted to help Perry. As a result, the shelter raised enough money to treat his conditions.
After receiving medication and physical therapy, Perry started to regain his strength. He can walk again and go up and down the stairs with some support. His recovery is a heartwarming sight to see, and the WRHA staff will put him up for adoption once he is ready.
Perry’s story is a reminder for people to give their sweet doggies love and care no matter the circumstance.