Recently, on a windy day in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Karen noticed an odd visitor hidden in the flowerbeds peering directly at her.
The poor puppy was soaked, filthy, and shivering.
Karen gave the pooch a blanket and a cup of chicken soup before seeking assistance from Buddha Dog Rescue & Rehabilitation.
Nicole Asher, the rescuer, was delighted with Karen’s prompt and collected response.
“(She) was νery surprised and handled it perfectly without startling (the dog) and scaring her off,” Asher told The Dodo.
Asher assured Karen that she should continue slowly introducing food to the dog and should never attemot to run after her.
“Not chasing or pursuing the dogs allows them to settle in an area,” Asher said. “Karen calmly and quietly putting out food and leaving her be allowed (the dog) to feel comfortable enough to return.”
Asher brought over a kennel trap and hoped the sweet dog might walk inside. It didn’t take long for the sleepy dog to take the bait.
“She finally got up from a long rest and made her way right to my trap,” Asher wrote in a Facebook post. “Within moments she was in and finally safe.”
Asher and Aren carefully examined the dog tags and slowly revealed the mystery’s history. Ella was living in a foster home that had been recommended by MatchDOG Rescue when she escaped.
Ella had been absent for more than two days and had traveled 12 miles by the time Asher found her. Eeryne rejoiced that Ella was once again secure.
Asher writes, “We were overjoyed. “I called the number right away, and once the first shock subsided, there were plenty of joyous tears and yells of pleasure.”
Rescue personnel arrived right away to return Ella to her rightful place. Ella was so relieved to be safe and comfortable once more.
“The president of the rescue came and took her back to her home to decompress and rest from her traumatic time on the run,” Asher said. “She settled right in.”
Ella is undoubtedly appreciative of the socks and blankets because they were indispensable to her when she was in the flwerbeds. She now has a real bed and a real family of her own thanks to Asher and MatchDOG Rescue, though.