For most pet owners, the thought of leaving your animals for a whole day unoccupied racks you with guilt.
So, the thought of anyone completely neglecting their pets is a hard thing to swallow.
Still, it happens all the time, and we are reminded by the many stories we see online.
The good news is that neglected and abused animals are rescued all the time. For example, a dog who was found in the icy waters of lake Michigan was rescued by a shelter and found her forever home.
There are many stories of wonderful rescues, including this one about Goldilocks and her puppies.
A family of dogs were found in extremely dire, junkyard conditions in Baltimore.
At first, reports only accounted for two dogs, but with a little help from the mama, rescuers were able to uncover three tiny puppies.
Goldilocks and her partner in crime, Joe, were found living in unfortunate conditions in a junkyard.
Baltimore Animal Control was called by neighbors who reported the two dogs, but they weren’t the only ones there.
Yesterday, Baltimore City Animal Control responded to a call in the Broadway East neighborhood. It was reported that there were two dogs living in an alleyway junkyard. The “junkyard”—which is really a typical narrow Baltimore City parking pad—was filled with trash and refuse pilled nearly to the roof.
Living in the filth and chaos was two dogs, Goldilocks and Joe. While the officers climbed through the piles, timid Goldilocks approached them and then seemed to point towards something she wanted them to see. Buried within the trash were her three newborn puppies, not even two weeks old.
It was reported that the original owner of Goldilocks and Joe had passed away, though there were still people living on the property.
No one was caring for these dogs, they were surviving on trash, sleeping on trash, trying to keep their puppies alive in trash.
Because the dogs were not being provided the necessities to thrive—food, water and proper shelter—Joe, Goldilocks and their babies were removed from the property and brought to BARCS, where we are working to find the best possible outcome for them.
The dogs may not have originally had the proper necessities to thrive, but they certainly look more than happy with the basics.
Have you ever seen a more proud mother?
Now that Goldilocks and her puppies are safe and being cared for, they can be nursed back to health. They are on the way to finding their forever homes!
Joe, who was not bonded with the pups or Goldilocks, has already been adopted. Mom and babies will follow once the pups are weaned.
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