Wednesday, January 2, 2008
On November 30th , we received a call from a caring individual about a dog that had been lying at the side of the road. The individual had observed the dog lying in the same spot, both morning and night, for days.
Concerned that the dog may have been injured, we immediately checked into it. We found the dog exactly where she had been reported. She was not injured; however, what we discovered was much more tragic.
The dog was found lying by a puppy who had perished (probably days earlier) either from the blustery cold of the winter or from the unforgiving traffic of the roadway. It was evident that this dog had been lying there for such a long time protecting her young pup that the snow and ice had melted around her. When we approached, she stood up and came to us with distress in her eyes – seemingly asking us for help. Sadly, it was too late for her puppy.
We named her “Faith” because of the dedication she showed in such a tragic situation. She was very hungry and had obviously not eaten for days, probably because she had chosen not to give up and refused to leave her little one alone in the cold.
Faith has been adopted.