Sandy’s Rescue Story

Hello, My name is Sandy. Well, it’s Sandy now. I don’t remember what my name used to be. But I do remember this.

One day, it started raining really bad. It got very windy and very cold. The humans I lived with back then put stuff in boxes and left. I did not know where they were going but trusted they would come back like they always did. So I waited for them.

My water dish was getting dry, my food dish was empty and my humans were not back yet. The door to outside was open so I went out to look for them. I could not find them anywhere. I was getting very thirsty and drank some water I found on the floor. There was lots of water on the floor for me to drink after the rain. I was getting hungry and found some food to eat as well. I must have been walking a really long time to look for my humans because before I knew it, I was lost. My humans were gone and I was getting very scared. I was never alone before.

Sooner or later other humans saw me and came over to me, but I was scared of them and ran away. One day someone put all this food in a garden for me. I was so hungry at that time I went in the garden and ate all that food. While I was eating, I heard a door close shut. I got very scared and started barking. Turns out, the food someone left for me was not in a garden. It was in a trap to get dogs like me off the streets and in loving homes.

I was then taken to the vet to get examined. Because I was outside for so long, I had a bad skin infection and had to have a special bath and have all my fur shaved off.

After my visit to the vet, I went to a place with other dogs and cats like me. All the humans there were nice, but I was still scared of them. They started calling me Sandy and took me to a home where there were humans and other dogs. I liked the house, the humans and other dogs that were there. I am still there now and am not scared of humans anymore.

I love my new home and my new furever family and I TRUST my new humans will NEVER leave me in the rain.

Thank you for reading the story of my rescue.

Thank you for sharing Sandy’s rescue story with us, Dawn! We know you have a family of beautiful rescues.

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About author

Abby Rosenberg

Abby Rosenberg is a PetMeds employee and long-time cat lover. She was a volunteer for several years at a local no-kill cats only rescue shelter. This has prepared her for her most challenging role to date: secretary, photographer, social coordinator and treat dispenser for Daisy, and Daisy’s sidekick Harley. Daisy is a dilute calico Devon Rex cat, and Harley is a “cow-cat” who was adopted from the shelter where Abby volunteered. You can also find Abby on Google+

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  • Joan Ryan says:

    What a bittersweet story! So happy for Sandy.

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