Terri Rogers, a kind woman from L.A., noticed that a dog had been wandering the neighborhood for the last several days. There weren’t too many homeless animals in their community so she assumed the pup was a lost dog. She tried to approach the animal but it felt terrified and ran away.
Determined to bring the dog to safety, Terri asked her friend Renee Hunter to save the dog. They observed the pup for a short while, and once they knew more about its behavior, they laid out a plan to catch it. And fortunately enough, they were able to safely secure it.
Terri and Renee brought the dog home and named it Sassy. They offered it some food and later on bathed it, and that’s when they realized Sassy was sick.
Sassy had a nasty skin infection caused by yeast and bacteria, which she probably caught while she was on the streets. She itched a lot and scratched her skin. Without medical care, her skin became raw and her fur began to fall off.
Terri and Renee saw to it that Sassy received treatment. They used home remedies to soothe her itchy skin and they did pretty well in taking care of her. And in the process, they fell so much in love with her, that they considered letting her stay forever.
They wanted the best for her but they soon realized the dog needed expert care to completely heal, and unfortunately, it wasn’t something they could afford. Hence, they made the difficult decision to let local rescuers take her. They knew that besides taking her to the vet, they would also help find the best home for her.
Terri contacted Hope For Paws, the acclaimed organization in town, and volunteers Katie and JoAnn responded quickly. She waited for them outside and lead the way once they arrived. She showed them where the dog was and told them she wanted to keep her, but she knew it wasn’t for the best.
Katie and JoAnn thanked Terri for her noble heart. It was a selfless act to let Sassy go. It was because of her that Sassy found a better shot at life.
Credits to Hope For Paws