It’s always one of the most heartbreaking things an animal rescuer sees — a sick animal, so horribly abused that they are terrified of being in the shelter.
Poor Kanye is so scared that he screams and cries and tries to bite anyone that goes near him.
But there’s often a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sometimes, though, they need that angelic touch to get them to see the light.
One dog that showed up at the Breasta Animal Shelter in Craiova, Romania, had been severely abused most of his life.
The unfortunate thing had never known a loving hand.
When he was trapped and brought to the shelter, every one of his wild instincts came to the front.
He refused to allow anyone to come near him for any reason.
Those who understand dog behavior knew that his cries and whimpers were warning signals that he was nearing the end of his rope.
Since such dogs rarely have a chance at finding a home, his options were pretty slim. It was a fair bet the shelter would have to have the horribly abused stray put down.
NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!
This time, however, the frightened dog got lucky. The staff members took pity on the poor thing and refused to give up on him.
One of the staff members, known as something of a “dog whisperer,” stepped in.
No one knows what she said to him, or maybe it was just the tone of her voice, but after a few days of her ministrations, his cries grew a little less frantic.
CALM AND HAPPY
This woman worked her magic on him every day until finally, he stopped crying whenever someone came near.
And even let the volunteer put her hands on him. It truly was a miracle!
For the first time in his sad life, this little pup was feeling love, literally and figuratively.
You could almost see his muscles relax, and his entire demeanor change as he realized that his harsh past was over.
Once he would allow the staff to pet him, they realized how very emaciated he was beneath his thick fur, so they got him on good food and checked him out to be sure he was healthy.
As soon as he was mentally able to handle the journey, the shelter sent the pup to the U.K. to a rescue group that gets dogs out of Romania and into good permanent homes.
Rescuer Kerry Wollacott posted an update on Facebook saying that a foster family in the UK adopted the dog. Then, the family named him Kanye.
Can you imagine the joy he must have felt at being in a real home with people who actually care about him?
Since then, he has found a forever home with a loving family!
He is finally living the life he always deserved. And not only does he have new humans, but he also has new doggy friends, too!
Source: The Animal Rescue Site