The pit bull waited patiently for help to come. The dog was finally rescued a couple of weeks back. “She is the sweetest dog with beautiful, soulful eyes.”
Abandonment is one of the saddest and hardest things any living creature can go through, especially dogs who give all their heart and soul into the relationship they share with their owners. Abandonment can lead to serious mental issues, taking a huge emotional toll on the dog. Recently, a dog house located on the roadside of a remote area in California became home to a pit bull. The salmon-pink dog house was half buried in a drainage ditch surrounded by a California farmland. There was a pit bull left inside the house, all huddled up in a corner, nervous and scared, patiently waiting for someone to come and rescue her. The dog even had her leash attached to her and couldn't really run out and search for help or for her owners. Even though the dog house was thrown like a piece of trash inside a drainage ditch, it was almost impossible for any passerby to miss it. It is still not known when the dog was exactly abandoned but she is in good hands now.
Lucky for the dog, a good citizen was passing by the farmland when the person came across the dog house earlier this month. As soon as the house was spotted, the individual checked inside and luckily, found the dog hiding in there. The finding was immediately reported to local law enforcement. Help arrived within no time and the little pit bull was finally rescued. The reporting officer decided to take the dog to safety and brought him to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS). The question is, why can't people just give their dogs to shelters if they aren't able to take care of them anymore? Why abandon them and make them go through the emotional torture that they do not deserve?
The shelter staffers took could care of the dog and helped her feel safe and loved once again. They even worked towards finding out how and when the dog was abandoned. The staff found out that the dog's name was Pebbles and the officers reported that she was abandoned nearly a year ago when her owner became homeless. He couldn't manage to take care of her anymore, he tried to for as long as he could but eventually just had to give her up. Things haven't been easy for the owner or for Pebbles. However, thanks to the good citizen and the officers, the neglected dog finally has a proper roof over her head.
The nine-year-old pit bull is now said to be healthy both physically and mentally and has been put up for adoption. The staff at the shelter is hoping that Pebble finds herself a forever home soon. Everyone who has been interested in Pebble and has come down to meet her so far, have all had nothing but good things to say to and about her. A woman named Maria Chomentowski wrote on Facebook: I met Pebbles and she is the sweetest dog with beautiful, soulful eyes. The dog still hasn't given up hope and looks forward to the day when someone takes her in for good.
She is much more adorable and cute in person, Robin Gabriel, another fan of Pebbles, commented on Facebook, and said she's a 'beautiful brindle brown.' While Pebbles has a better future to look forward to, the SCCAS wants to remind people who are struggling to care for their pets that there are options. SCCAS wrote on Facebook: The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is an Open Door Admission Shelter and we take in any animal free of charge without questions asked. Abandoning an animal is a crime and can cause unnecessary suffering to the animal. If you have an animal you no longer want please surrender him or her to the shelter.
Pebbles is currently being looked after at the shelter. She is receiving a little bit of training as well. According to the staff, she happens to be a very friendly and loving dog who is well-behaved and would be a great addition to any good family. People have been visiting Pebbles for days now but the dog has not met the right family yet. She might take some more time than usual to trust people completely again due to what she has been through in the past. It is still unclear as to how she survived in the ditch for so long. Thanks to Officer Padilla she is now in safe hands.
People have not only been admiring the dog but have also been praising Officer Padilla for her efforts and for the act of keeping the dog safe. Here's what a few of the people had to say.
Pets are abandoned on a daily basis and this should not be supported. People need to find other ways of letting go of their pets if they find it hard to manage them. Most times, the reason why people give up their pets are lack of time to spend with them or financial troubles. There are always people who would be ready to adopt pets, all that needs to be done is spread the work on the internet. Another option is to give them to animal shelters where they will be taken care of and kept healthy and well until they find a forever home for them. Abandoning them should never be an option.