The workers at Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) received a call about a “small, abandoned dog” freezing by a trash heap in a snow-covered neighborhood. Rescuer Terri Looby immediately drove to the spot, but there was no “small dog” in sight. Instead, she found a large but skinny Pit Bull-Labrador mix curled up tight on a discarded recliner with the saddest look of defeat on his face.
Terri discovered that the dog, Ollie-Loo, was left behind with another small dog after his family had moved out of their rented home. While the family later returned to get their small dog, they casually tossed Ollie-Loo out with their unwanted belongings and left without him.
Despite the betrayal, the starving dog had been lurking around his old home for 2 weeks, desperately praying that his “beloved” humans would come for him.
When Terri reached out to the shivering Ollie-Loo, she discovered another horrible truth. The dog was limping painfully from a broken femur that had been left unattended for a while. His owners clearly didn’t want anything to do with a sick dog.
A grateful Ollie-Loo kept wagging his tail the whole time Terri drove him to the shelter. At the vet’s, it was found that this sweet 1-year-old boy was heavily weakened and wouldn’t have survived the cold much longer. Ollie-Loo received an emergency surgery for his broken femur, and was soon transferred to a warm and nurturing foster home.
Over the next few weeks, Ollie-Loo’s foster parents worked hard to reinstate his health and revive his broken spirits. It was only a matter of time before this handsome pooch made a full recovery and found his forever home! Today, he’s a pampered darling who is totally in love with his new family!