When they found this black beauty on the side of the road, she was a mixed mess of excitement and apprehension and the rescue team didn’t know if they would be able to secure her before the day was done. Her body language gave signs that she was glad to see them, especially since they had treats for her, but she also seemed very reluctant to trust them. She would go near enough to accept the treat but would recoil the moment any of them tried to pet her or put a leash around her neck.
The rescue team had found her by accident so they had no idea that they were going to end that day trying to secure a stray dog. They were quickly running out of treats to keep her interested so they asked one of their other colleagues to come over to the location with more supply. By the time the additional treats had arrived though, the poor thing had already managed to put a good distance between her and her rescuers.
It was a very busy road so they had to be very careful not to frighten her into making a run for it as she might end up being hit by a vehicle. They were determined to bring back to the shelter, however, so they followed her into the woods and away from the traffic. Once the sound of running engines became a distant echo, she started to relax a little more and they finally managed to put a leash on her.
When she got to the shelter, she was scanned for a microchip but they didn’t find any. It also became clear that her fur was matted and that she also had several fleas and ticks clinging to her body. These were removed by giving her a refreshing medicated bath.
Her eye discharge and runny nose were common signs of Canine Distemper, but thankfully, she tested negative on it. A few weeks into her stay at the shelter and she was already showing that outdoor walks and toys were among her favorites. They named her Tina.
Hopefully, her transition into a loving home will be as brisk as her recovery was.
Source: Hope For Paws via YouTube