A dog that had been abandoned lived on her own for fifteen months near to the little village of Ducor, California, until being saved by a man who wouldn’t give up on her. She slept beneath solar panels at night and spent the day wandering the fields like a barbarian. People on the street stopped to help and fed her. Despite the efforts of the public, even animal control failed to capture her.
She spent week after week alone till a very special person came into her life and forever changed it. That person was known by the name Danny Spanks from A Safefurr Place Animal Rescue. He was motivated to help after learning about her situation. He initially met her at the beginning of December. It was thankfully not too cold. He noticed her as she was hiding behind the gate of a solar panel cage, but she ran away as soon as she saw him.
He began calling her Mama and paid her daily visits. But each time he approached, she fled. To gain her trust, he decided to build her a shelter and feeding station out of some local rubbish, a mattress, and box springs. There would be a place where they could meet.
She snuggled into her little refuge and prepared to eat the meal Danny had been leaving for her there each day. Eventually, she ceased to run as far or as swiftly as she once had. She finally allowed him to watch her eat from a nearby table after a while.
A few months later, something remarkable happened. Mom wants to enjoy herself! The first sign that he was through her hard shell and entering her sensitive heart was when she started to bow and dance from a safe distance, but she still kept him at a safe distance.
She was always happy to see him and had finally started to get to know him physically. She approached him and quickly sniffed him. She accepted the tasty treats and enjoyed the company of her new buddy even if she wasn’t quite ready to trust him yet.
Mama waited for Danny in the same place every day, and he never let her down. As their friendship grew, Danny slowly and meticulously gained her trust. Never did he push it. She clearly loved him, even if she wasn’t ready to go with him.
After his first visit, Danny discovered the truth regarding Mama’s last three months. Months before, she had been abandoned at a gas station five miles away. The pictures she’d shown him showed her nursing puppies at the time.
Mama has been living alone ever since and was left when she was most defenseless. It makes sense why she wasn’t someone you could trust. Her heart had been broken by those she was supposed to love forever. But Danny persevered, playing tricks with her leash to make her less sensitive. He was committed to saving her no matter how long it took and wasn’t going to give up. Before successfully capturing her, he let her become acclimated to his touch by putting up a humane trap.
Week after week, he persistently sought to take the Mama home. Even though it wasn’t easy and many people would have given up, they got closer to one another every day. Mama finally got used to going in and out of the trap, and the day came. After leaving her behind for fifteen months, they devised a plan to finally catch her. It signaled the end of her lonesome field wanderings and the beginning of the rest of her life.
After being retrieved from the fields, Danny took her to his house, where he started the process of regaining her confidence. She ultimately acclimated to her new existence and started to feel at home in her new home.
Dogs have a long lifespan. They experience pain when they are dumped. Thankfully, this one escaped unscathed, but many others do not. We hope Mama’s story touched you. Without holding back, freely share with your pals.