A German Shepherd had been living in the woods near Echo Lake Park in Fort Worth, Texas, for several weeks when Judy Obregon of local animal rescue The Abandoned Ones finally had her work pay off. She began by trying to gain the dog’s trust, and patience was the key.
Judy has lots of experience rescuing dogs from this notorious dumping ground and knew exactly what it would take to rescue this German Shepherd.
“At first, once she saw my truck she’d run,” she wrote. “Every morning I’d go to feed her.” Then one morning, Judy showed up and the dog was there waiting for her. “I knew we were close [to rescuing her].”
That’s when the German Shepherd revealed a secret.
The dog went into the woods and brought out a friend: a scared pit bull with scars all over his face.
“She made it a point: If you take me, you take my friend, too!” Judy said.
No one knows how these dogs got here or how they found each other, but they clearly had become friends and protectors of each other. Judy took both of them with her.
Iris the German Shepherd and Clover the pit bull have now both visited the vet, and Judy learned that neither suffers from heartworm. She’s now searching for an appropriate foster home for the two dogs.
Both dogs are looking better and happier already. 🙂
“I said the same thing to her every day for her to know my voice and trust that one day her life would change,” Judy said on Facebook. “It’s all so rewarding when we can change the fear they have into a smile.”
h/t The Dodo