Angela Laurela, a Florida law enforcement officer, recently obtained information indicating that two canines had been linked to surveys on a Pompano street. Unfortunately, there is no road camera in that area, so she had no way of knowing how long they had been there or who had abandoned them.
It was an unusually hot day, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so Angela realized she needed to act quickly. She discovered a frail-looking dog who was tied to a post in such a way that he couldn’t move much.
“He was tied to a pole with a very short chain, he was definitely skinny, dehydrated, and every bone and rib protruded.”
The pet dog, now known as Liam, bowed its head and connected its paw to the policeman’s hand.
” She simply strolled toward him slowly and connected her hand, and he kind of cringed and also gave her his paw, as if to say, ‘Please help me get out of here,'”
Because it was clear that Liam required special treatment and attention, the officer contacted 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida. Despite the fact that the rescue center was overcrowded, they quickly approved Liam. Liam is now eating more than ever, regaining his stamina, and visiting the veterinarian on a regular basis.
“He’s getting a lot of love all the time. He’s fed every hour on the hour, so his body gets used to it… We have volunteers preparing steamed hen and rice sets for him, so he’s having a good time today.”
Liam truly is a ray of sunshine.
“He likes everyone, and he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body,” Roman said. “To me, that says it all, because after everything he’s been through, he’s still so thankful and flexible.”
Every dog has the right to a second chance, which is why shelters and rescues are so important.