Baby Pittie Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ From A Cardboard Box Faces Long Road To Rᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀʏ
When ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇʀs found a pit bull inside a cardboard box, it was very ꜰʀᴀɪʟ and in ᴘᴏᴏʀ ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ. You could see the dog’s bones and his tail was constantly tucked, even when he was eating. The good news though was that the dog was eating, which meant he could recover from his ailments eventually.
It’s impossible to imagine how a person can abandon their pet but sᴀᴅʟʏ it happens every day. When this broken-hearted dog was Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ by Lifeline Animal Project, the dog was so sᴀᴅ and ᴀꜰʀᴀɪᴅ, it refused to leave the cardboard plum box it had curled up in. Despite the dog’s ꜰᴇᴀʀ, he allowed himself to be pet by rescue workers but he wouldn’t let them take him out of the box. Knowing they’d have to gain his trust, they set up a nice crate with a fluffy bed and treats in hopes to coax him out of his shell. A rep from the organization told:
“He was just so sᴀᴅ, and we just wanted to hug him and make him feel better and let him know he was safe.” Plum would accept some pets while in the box, but the anxious dog had no interest in getting out. So, the staff gave him the time he needed to feel safe and tried to set him up for success with patience and kindness.
“We set up a nice crate with a fluffy bed and some treats, and left the door open hoping he would go in it on his own.”It took a few weeks, but eventually, Plum connected with a few of the employees and started to walk around and explore the area. After a while, he didn’t even need his box anymore. He even went into his crate and enjoyed his fluffy bed. For the first time, he even wagged his tail. His personality began to shine and he allowed sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ sᴛᴀꜰꜰ to love on him and returned their love, too.They began to share his story on social media and sure enough, the perfect person saw him. Plum went to her home to meet her other dog and the two hit it off and were soon playing. It seemed that the once ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ pup found the right home, it was the perfect fit. It is hard to imagine that this sweet and sɪʟʟʏ chunk of a pit bull who is now having the best time was once the sᴄʀᴀᴡɴʏ, ʜᴜɴɢʀʏ ᴅᴏɢ too ᴀꜰʀᴀɪᴅ to leave the safety of a cardboard box. It’s so heartwarming to see the transformation and how a little love and care can make such a huge difference in a dog’s life.