Recently, a PetSmart employee spotted something rattling around in a stray shopping cart outside. As the woman got closer, a timid dog lifted her head and cried out to her.
The concerned worker immediately sprang into action, likely saving the young pup’s life.
“[The dog] was posted on a Facebook group by a PetSmart employee asking what they should do,” Chrissy Elder — Forgotten, Now Family Rescue founder — told The Dodo.
The dog, whom Elder later named Monroe, sat in the cart for nearly 30 minutes before anyone noticed. And even worse, she was in desperate need of emergency care.
Luckily, Elder and her team answered the call to get Monroe the help she so desperately needed, and fast.
“I said our rescue would step up,” Elder said. “I met the employee at an emergency vet to take over custody and care.”
The 3-year-old pit bull mix underwent multiple complex surgeries to fix a number of wounds. If not for the employee, Monroe might not have survived. But after all of that, the sweet dog is doing better than ever.
“She’s not expected to need further care,” Elder said. “[She] should live a very normal, healthy life.”
Monroe is currently living at a foster home until she finds her forever family. Elder noted that though the tough pup has been through so much, she’s a lovable gal with nothing but gratitude.
“Monroe is the sweetest,” Elder said. “She’s never met anyone she didn’t fall in love with immediately. It blows my mind, since everyone failed her.”
Now that Monroe is healed and thriving, she’s ready for whatever comes next.