Once upon a time, officials from animal control stumbled upon a creature with fur in a forested area. The poor animal was restrained by a hefty piece of leather and linked to a nearby tree.
The small creature was trapped in the bones and seemed incredibly frightened. It appeared that someone had placed him there intentionally, with the hope that he would perish. There was no source of nourishment or hydration nearby.
Courtney Bellew, who works as the Director of Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation at Snarr, stated that upon finding the creature, they were certain that its former living conditions must have been excruciating.
Upon his arrival at the shelter, the pup was given the name Stewart. The first few days were especially challenging for him, as is typical for any newcomer in a shelter environment. However, Stewart’s experience was particularly traumatizing, as he spent most of his time cowering in a corner. The shelter workers noted that he appeared to be extremely frightened and avoided all contact with humans.
Whenever anyone approached him, he would recoil, growl, and tuck his head away, suggesting that he had suffered from mistreatment. He was so frightened that even removing his thick leather collar was impossible. “Stewart’s reaction to our presence was so extreme that we decided to give him some space to calm down,” shared one of the assistants, Rebecca Rood.
It could be quite a challenge for a young pup like this to secure a forever home in such a situation. Nevertheless, the volunteers were enthusiastic about helping out. They tried various methods to provide more time and room for the pup, but unfortunately, nothing seemed to work.
The poor creature was barely consuming any food, and the owners were unable to bring him to a veterinary clinic. Faced with this dilemma, Courtney made the tough decision to give him a sedative to facilitate transportation and perform a battery of medical examinations.
The veterinarian administered a treatment to help the animal regain its strength. During the period when the creature was under sedation, Courtney used the opportunity to remove the jewelry that had been causing distress.
Stewart experienced a significant transformation as he woke up and felt relieved of a heavy burden. He finally gathered the courage to observe the volunteers and seemed willing to engage with them. Courtney reminisced that the belt around his neck symbolized a burden from his past. When they removed it, Stewart’s behavior changed for the better, and he even wagged his tail.
If you’ve ever heard the sorrowful sighs of Stewart, you may have given up hope for him. However, this cute furry creature was fortunate enough to come across some incredible rescuers who are determined to help him make a full recovery. Although we don’t know what kind of trauma he’s been through to fear humans so much, every act of kindness from his rescuers is helping him overcome his past. Don’t forget to share this message and remember that all dogs deserve a second chance at a happy life.