A homeless dog named Maggie lived in an apartment complex for six months. None of the residents knew where she came from but they were certain she was from another neighborhood. She probably had an owner before she ended up on the streets.
Spouses Penny and Jinny were among the kind neighbors who looked after the dog. They brought her water and food every day and gave her a spot under the shade of a tree. They also provided her with a bed so she can spend the nights comfortably.
Maggie, however, needed more than just water, food, and a bed. With an old collar embedded on her neck and body, she required immediate medical attention. She was in agony, but she was too afraid to accept help.
While Penny and Jinny managed to get close enough to Maggie, they failed to completely secure her. They tried more than a dozen times to catch her until they finally decided to seek help. The couple didn’t think someone would respond right away, but rescuers from A Safefurr Place Animal Rescue did.
Danny Spanks, the head rescuer, worked patiently on gaining Maggie’s trust. He offered her tasty treats while he studied her routine. He showed her she could trust him and never did he give her any reason to fear him.
The rescuer took every action with utmost care. He didn’t want to spook the dog or he would lose his chance of saving her. He failed when he tried to use a snare but he succeeded in using a different approach. He waited until she walked into a smaller area and enclosed it the moment she was inside.
The young dog went to see the vet the following morning and everyone felt relieved when the doctor said her wounds were mostly superficial. She was lucky the embedded collar did not put her life at serious risk. She was even more fortunate because she didn’t have to wait long to be in a home.
Maggie is now free from all forms of pain. She’s happy and healthy, and she knows she will never be where she is right now if not for Penny, Jinny, and Danny. For everything they did for her, she will be forever grateful.
Credits: A Safefurr Place Animal Rescue