3/21/12

Meet Abus - The Padlocked Pittie

Abus as the feeder found him on the left, and on the right is him in the backseat of the truck I picked him up in.

I got a message from my friend, Robyn, telling me that there's a dog within a few minutes from me that needs rescuing...asap. She explained that he's padlocked to a tree and that someone has been feeding him, but the feeder said Animal Control/Sherriff's Office won't do anything for the dog...even after the owner's moved out of the house and left the dog padlocked to the tree.

We had nasty, nasty weather all day yesterday, and I was told that he was currently standing in water.

So, by 10pm I was out the door and headed for the dog. I had hoped with all my hopings that he had a collar on that I could take off because I have no way of cutting through a padlock or heavy chain.

I arrive and sure enough, he's standing in water...no shelter, no food, no water, nothing. He's definitely skinny, and thanks to the lady that has been stopping by to feed him...he's not too bad off. He smells dead, but I'm certainly sure he's not had any attention or care other than the kind woman who has been stopping by to feed him.

His chain was massive...like, I'm surprised he doesn't have neck muscles of steel lugging that thing around, poor fella. His collar was crazy tight, but I was thankful enough that he was wearing one that attached to the padlock to the big chain. The minute he was freed from the chain, he took off for the truck and jumped right in. He LOVES car rides and is a perfect car rider.

So far, he hasn't met a dog he doesn't like and he hasn't met a person he doesn't like. He needs some socialization as far as cats go, but that's to be expected. He's likely been on the massive chain his whole life.

He's here at the clinic with me now, and this evening once we close, he's headed to West U Vet to be neutered/vaccinated/tested as Busters Friends' Rescue has agreed to sponsor him.

His name is Abus, and he's amazing. He so darned sweet and licky and lovey and the best part...? He smiles!

If you would like, Buster's Friends are accepting donations to help with his medical treatment (neuter/vaccines/testing). Please visit this link, and note 'white chained dog'.

Pibble attack! Abus this morning when we tried to get a picture together. :/

14 comments:

  1. Another life saved by my favorite angel on earth!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Tiffany, you are such a wonderful person!! We all love you so!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for getting this boy off the chain. God bless you

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you for saving this child. I love him. Dang those people that left this wonderful child tied to a tree, without shelter, exposed to the elements, standing in water. How do you move away and leave an animal behind tied to a tree. Why people did not do anything about it up to you arriving on the scene? It is only normal thing to do. Why does it take so many people to come to the "intelligent" decision. It took time, and thank God, that nothing happened to the dog while people were trying to make up their minds. Thank you for doing the right thing and saving the dog, without giving it a second thought. I love Abus, and hope for a good owner, with a loving heart and good character so this child will not be abandoned ever again.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awww, he's so grateful to be warm and comfy. Good job!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am glad that Abus is saved. He deserves the best!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What could you do? Only what you did. I'm glad your friend called you and he's safe and cared for now.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am so moved by what you do, Tiffany. Don't ever stop, we need more people like you in the world. I hope one day soon I can start rescuing dogs, too. In the meanwhile I just volunteer for rescue groups when I have time. You are so special!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you, Tiffany,for what you did to save this sweetie. All dogs deserve much better than what he had known in his past. Please keep up with his story as there are so many interested in him and wishing him well.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You are an amazing person. I will never begin to understand why people do things like padlock a dog to a tree? At least give him/her a fighting chance and call a rescue group or drop him at a local shelter.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Abus knows an Angel when he sees one! <3

    ReplyDelete
  12. Tiffany,
    OMG you are an angel here on earth I know it... How can any one do that to this lovely baby... Thank you from my heart for rescueing him. I will donate what I can to help him. Thank you to the lady who been feeding him and the one who call you. God bless all of you please keep us up today on his condition.. once again thank you

    ReplyDelete
  13. How is the luckiest pup doing? You're sent from Heaven TIFF, u truly r.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Any updates on the Pitty?

    ReplyDelete