Judy Obregon, creator of The Abandoned Ones, received a call about a stray Poodle-mix she had been attempting to save. But she realized she was too late when she saw the photo of the dog laying there. He’d already left, writes ilovemydogsomuch.
Obregon had received a call earlier about neighborhood youths torturing the dog.
“The dog would run out onto the street because kids were throwing food out on the street,” Obregon told The Dodo. “Neighbors then noticed some kids wrapping a water hose around his neck.”
Obregon returned to the neighborhood three times, each time unable to apprehend the dog. The woman who initially contacted her about the puppy then emailed her that awful photo, which shattered her heart. If only she had been able to apprehend him sooner.
“I started weeping because I thought I hadn’t done enough,” Obregon explained. “I felt like I didn’t there in time to save this dog before he got into this scenario.” Still, the dog didn’t deserve to be lying there like that, so Obregon walked up to him right away. When she arrived, the most extraordinary and unexpected event occurred.
Still, the dog didn’t deserve to be lying there like that, so Obregon walked up to him right away. When she arrived, the most extraordinary and unexpected event occurred.
“When I got to him, he was still there, but his head was up,” Obregon explained. “I was most likely the happiest person on the planet.”
Obregon took up the dog and gave him the name Gully. She was positive that if she hadn’t arrived on time, he wouldn’t have made it.
Gully was underweight and dehydrated. He couldn’t walk because he was so weak. He was also traumatized, which was understandable.
Gully finally calmed once he was inside Obregon’s automobile. He realized he was being saved.
“He started kissing me,” Obregon explained.
Gully recovered completely after a few days at the vet. Crystal, Obregon’s buddy, took him in as a foster while they looked for a forever home for the worthy dog.
Everyone who met Gully was astounded by how quickly he put his days on the streets behind him and began trusting humans.
Then Obregon received wonderful news: Gully had found his ultimate home!
He now has the perfect life and will never be hungry or cold again. Nobody will ever treat him unfairly. The ‘dead’ dog was very much alive and well!
Obregon will be eternally thankful to the woman who phoned her and sent her the tragic photo of Gully.
“This is why I do what I do,” stated Obregon. “And I have to admit that Gully would not be alive if it hadn’t been for that neighbor, whom I will never know.” She was essentially the one who saved his life.”