Officers from the Chicago Police Department rushed two pit bulls to emergency vet care after finding the dogs inside an abandoned building. They received reports earlier that the strays were severely malnourished and growing weak every day.
True enough, the pit bulls were all skin and bones and were hardly moving. They were so frail that they couldn’t even run away when the cops saved them. The two pit bulls made a feeble attempt to resist, but they didn’t have the energy to make a successful getaway.
Help save the dogs
The concerned officers knew that the two dogs would not last long in the local shelter. They wouldn’t get the extra attention and care that they required. Plus, it was very likely that they would be put to sleep because of their state. So they decided to call a nonprofit group to help save the dogs.
The cops got in touch with Trio Animal Foundation, an organization based in Chicago that works closely with shelters and assists in various rescue aspects, such as paying for medical bills and finding stray animals a new family.
The group agreed to help and went to the local animal clinic right away.
Back from the brink of death
Bridgid Nolan, Medical and Rescue Director for Trio Animal Foundation (TAF), talked to the officers and the medical team. They agreed that the dogs would stay with the hospital for treatment, and when they were well enough, they would be turned over to the foundation. The TAF would also pay for their medical costs.
For the next three weeks, the two pit bulls, named Emmy and Oscar, were given full attention by the hospital staff. Slowly, they gained weight and looked happier. They were then released from the health facility.
Emmy, who made better progress, was soon adopted by one of the vet techs that took care of her. The two became very close from the moment they met. As for Oscar, the foundation placed him in a foster home, and his progress is doing great. They are still looking for his own forever family.
Source: Trio Animal Foundation via Facebook