After rescuing a horse and her two puppies that had become stuck in a roadside drainage pipe, independent dog rescuer Shannon Ackerman filled up her tank at a Texas gas station in Missori City, Texas. Shannon was in for the biggest surprise of her life as she got out of her car at the traffic light on the way to her horseback riding property with them.
Shannon told The Dodo:
“I was startled when, as soon as I started pumping gas, I felt something lick the back of my knee. Looking down, I noticed an attractive, bereaved German Shepherd looking up at me with a “Can you help me, please?” expression.
Despite the fact that Shannon was already familiar with skis and pups, she made an effort to learn more about the origins of the German Shepherd.
Given how chaotic the situation was, I yelled out, “Is this someone’s dog?” Did any of you forget to pick up this helpless child? Really, no one said anything. She also spoke with the owner of the pet control station, who reported seeing someone leave the dog behind and leave quickly before he could intervene.
The dog, who had actually been given the name Mercy, was moaning and crying as she attempted to get inside Shannon’s car. She was unable to carry it with her because she had the skis, pups, dog traps, and supplies in her car.
I felt destroyed by him.
However, Shannan was determined to help. Then, she made her way back to the scene of the skiers’ rescue, where Whitney Hartman, another rescuer, was still there.
Whitney remarked: “He informed me that a German Shepherd mother was complaining and trying to exit her car in the [gas station] parking lot.” Of course, I had to drive because I couldn’t leave her there.
Mercy stepped outside Whitney’s automobile using only the door’s opening. Whitney observed, “She dove in in under a second. She was thrilled to be in the car.
Whitney checked to see whether Mercy had any chips, but surprisingly, she hadn’t. She had a dirty collar and no identification tags.
She was intelligent and nice. She persisted in trying to force my hand in order to win my devotion.
Whitney then invited Mercy to her home, providing a hot linch and a comfortable bed. The following day, she placed her in the care of Savvy Dogs, a local organization that rescues German Shepherd dogs.