This Winter has especially been crazy cold this year and we all have to think of our furry friends when the temperature dips into the single digits. Just as you would check on an elderly neighbor, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to check on your doggy neighbors. That’s what happened to a neighbor in Detroit.
They had first noticed the pupper a day earlier tied up outside. A cold blizzard was bustling around outdoors though so once they saw the dog still out there the next day, she had to do something.
She called Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue who seem like they are in the news a lot when it comes to these types of things. They are the guardian angels of shelters in Detroit it seems.
Theresa Sumpter, the head honcho over at the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, told The Dodo, “We received a call from a citizen of Detroit who seemed to be very frantic that her neighbors were leaving this dog outside in the cold, and left her out all night. She was holding her paws up because she was so cold. If we didn’t come and help this dog, this concerned citizen was afraid that this dog would die.”
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After receiving the urgent call, everyone at Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue sprung into action and got their gear together to save this sweet dog. That’s when the story got…weird.
Once the crew arrived they found that the dog hadn’t been abandoned and the family was inside the house…
They refused to talk to the rescue team and eventually the neighbor that had made the call went inside. She eventually convinced them to surrender the dog to the rescue team. The family had another dog inside but had basically abandoned the one outside and the rescue team took the freezing cold dog away.
They promptly named her Blizzard and she was the sweetest dog. She instantly was licking her savior’s faces and they knew they had done the right thing.
On the way to the shelter, Blizzard curled up in the warmth of the truck and took a nap. She probably knew she was on her way to safety (AND TREATS!).
Blizzard had to get to the vet right away due to her frostbitten and swollen paws. “She’ll make a full recovery,” Sumpter recalled. “But it was pretty bad, and she was really cold.”
Thankfully she made a quick recovery, and after the vet she went straight into foster care with a couple other pups, Noelle and Cholo. Look how happy they all look!
Are you still feeling all warm and fuzzy from Blizzard’s adoption story?! Well head on over to ASPCA’s (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) site and find out how to adopt your own four-legged friend!