We see stories like this all too often. A family adopts a dog just to keep him chained up, outside, in every scenario imaginable: cold, rain, incessant heat. It’s cruel and heartless, but it was the only life Hank knew. When rescuers got a call from a concerned neighbor, they knew they had to get involved, writes ilovemydogsomuch
When they got to Hank’s, they were appalled. He sat on a chain in the cold rain. There was mud everywhere. He didn’t even have a bowl of food or water.
What kind of family leaves a dog like that? The authorities got involved and the rescue group was able to take Hank with them that day!
Two women came forward to take Hank home. They offered to take care of him 24 hours a day. Hank not only received proper medicine, shelter and food, he received a ton of love. His new moms have made sure he goes to every doctor’s appointment, eats properly, and sleeps comfortably (on the couch or their bed! Not on a chain outside!
Hank finally felt at home and at peace. He spent his days strolling. He was weak and sick, but still managed to wag his tail and lie on his mother’s lap.
And while Hank was quite young and could have lived a long time, his previous owner ruined everything for him.
Without proper care since childhood, including vaccinations and proper nutrition, Hank continued to deteriorate.