Many rescue dogs come from a horrible past. Some were abused by their owners while others lived as strays. Understandably, these dogs would be timid and scared when they first get rescued or get adopted by a loving family.
It takes time for these dogs to emotionally heal and learn to trust humans again, which is why people adopting or fostering them need to observe them closely. A St. Bernard named Old Lady had a horrible life when she lived in a puppy mill. Thankfully, Old Lady was rescued by an animal rescue organization called Rough Start Rescue.
Rough Start Rescue also found a foster family for Old Lady. It seemed that Old Lady’s life was about to change thanks to her rescuer. However, Old Lady suddenly disappeared in the wild during a harsh winter.
Old Lady still had trouble trusting humans and as soon as she got out of her foster family’s car, Old Lady got startled and ran away. Old Lady was just shaved and she didn’t have a thick coat of fur to protect her from the cold weather and snow. The rescuers were worried that Old Lady wouldn’t be able to survive the cold weather if she isn’t found soon.
Rescuers searched the surrounding woods intensively for Old Lady in the next few days but they had no luck finding the dog. People started to lose hope of finding Old Lady alive. However, Old Lady proved to be tougher than expected.
Eventually, after more than two weeks of being lost, the police were called that a dog was left tied up in the woods. It turned out to be Old Lady and her leash got tangled in some trees. The rescuers freed Old Lady and they were amazed that she was able to survive the cold weather for two weeks.
Old Lady was taken back to Rough Start Rescue and after a few days of recovering, Old Lady was once again brought to her foster family. Old Lady’s life changed for the better thanks to her rescuers. It was a little delayed because of her running away but she finally realized that she’s going to a better place. Here’s a heartwarming video about Old Lady’s rescue.
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