In an empty parking lot in Austin, Texas, a dog named Bluebelle waited patiently for someone to notice her. The senior pittie had nothing but her dog bed to separate her from the hot pavement.
When help finally arrived, Bluebelle looked up at the animal protection officers with sweet, sad eyes, and gratefully accepted treats right out of the officers’ hands.
“You could tell how grateful Bluebelle was to be ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ and brought to the shelter,” Stephanie McCutcheon, the marketing and volunteer coordinator at the Austin Animal Center, told The Dodo. “Bluebelle drank a lot of water upon arriving and slept a lot in the air-conditioned comfort of her bed the first couple days.”
There she drank her tummy full and then made herself comfortable in a new bed, where she did nothing for the next few days but sleep. It seemed as if she had immediately felt comfortable and well protected in the presence of her rescuers.
Bluebelle, who is estimated to be around nine years old, has been well cared for since then and for the time being does not have to worry about being left alone. Although the bitch suffers from mites and is currently being treated for conjunctivitis in both eyes – the ꜰɪɢʜᴛᴇʀ cannot be ʙᴇᴀᴛᴇɴ down.
“Aside from all the health problems, she’s in a very good mood,” said McCutcheon. “She has the cutest little smile and even a little pep in her step. We have wonderful Animal Care staff and Vets that have been taking close care of her.”
Shelter staff knew Bluebelle was most comfortable when she was indoors, and thanks to her active nature, she was quickly adopted.
Although Bluebelle’s appearance is a bit rough, her heart is full of enthusiasm. When he first met his adoptive parents, the dog was a little shy at first but after a while, the dog seemed to behave more comfortably. Everything went well as expected. Bluebelle will soon leave his shelter for the home he deserves.
As Bluebelle’s health recovers, a new sweet journey begins for her. We feel happy to know that Bluebelle has a forever home, there are people who will love her for the rest of her years.