When Lionel’s ride to the grocery store turned into a rescue mission, his day took an unexpected turn.
After rescuing a stray puppy from a busy street, Lionel quickly realized that the situation of the rescued dog was truly tragic.
The sound of car horns and noise coming from the nearby road startled Lionel Vytialingam.
He decided he had to help this poor pup after realizing the commotion was caused by a stray dog weaving in and out of traffic.
“She had no idea what she was doing or where she was going,” says the narrator. Cars and motorbikes whistled in the street, and she walked straight into them, as if they were family. ”
When Lionel reached the terrified dog, he spread his arms in anticipation that the stray puppy would accept his help. The scruffy stray weaved her way through the traffic after flinching each time. Lionel was able to finally grab her and get her to safety.
Lionel found a soggy note hanging from the sweet stray’s collar once she was safely seated in his car. Though he had hoped that this note would lead to the owners of the missing dog, he soon learned that she was on her own. Lionel couldn’t control his emotions after reading the words that this sweet girl had borne.
“I burst into tears. For all the passing cars, it was probably not a pleasant sight.” – Lionel said
Lionel took the neglected puppy home as soon as he realized the gravity of the situation and tried to comfort her in any way. After such a long day, he bathed her warmly, dined deliciously and caressed her all night to give her the love she deserved.
“She is quiet when she is with me. She simply lies next to or on top of me and either falls asleep or attempts to wake me up by nibbling my fingers, yelping, or tugging at my shirt.” Lionel said
Siggy disagreed with Lionel’s new dog, Samma, and Lionel wanted the dog to stay with them and get along with his other dog. Still, he found a way to keep her in his family.
Once the travel bans are lifted and Lionel is able to make the journey, Siggy will be welcomed into his home by Lionel’s brother. We are grateful to Lionel for his commitment to Siggy and his determination to turn this tragic circumstance into a happy ending for this deserving dog!
We want to remind everyone that leaving your pet is never a good idea, and that there are always rescues or shelters in your area willing to help.