Locals spotted the pup hiding in a bush next to an abandoned house near a residential area in California, USA. They tried to approach the furry fella, but he seemed unsure of humans. So rather than scare him any further, one resident decided to call the professionals.
A few hours later, Loreta Frankonyte from the Hope For Paws rescue organisation arrived on the scene. Loreta is a canine expert who quickly earned the puppy's trust with her two secret weapons - lots of love and a few tasty treats.
A shocking phonecall
She took the pup back to the shelter, where vets discovered the dog's microchip. Loreta then contacted the owner, expecting to speak to a very relieved and happy human. But that call went very differently. The shameless owner said the pup was an unwanted gift and so she'd dumped 'it' in the street!
Loreta couldn't understand how anyone could be this cruel. So she made a promise to this little pup. He was going to get the life every dog deserves.
We can smell a happy ending!
She named him Fox and vowed to be his foster mum until some forever parents showed up. And Loreta's love and affection soon paid off. Just a few days after, Fox showed no signs of his terrible ordeal. Instead, he was scamping around like the happiest puppy in the world.
All Fox needs now is a forever home. And with Loreta there to help a lending paw, it looks like this pup is destined for a happy ever after.
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