Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Protective Dog Refused To Leave Her Pup Behind, So Both Got Adopted By Loving Family.

True Calling

True Calling

Dava and her children were on a tight schedule. She was juggling many responsibilities between being an attentive mom and a real estate agent. But Dava felt like there was something missing. One day, she was scrolling through social media when she was reminded about what truly moved her. One post in particular stood out.

Helping Hand

Helping Hand

She wasn't really looking for anything in particular. All Dava wanted was to scroll down for a few minutes and unwind. But something caught her eye immediately. One of the posts on her feed included a video from Rescue Dogs Rock, a foster-based rescue from New York City. Her heart broke almost immediately, but she knew she couldn't wallow in sorrow for too long. Dava needed to help out, no matter what.

Video Of Two Dogs

Video Of Two Dogs

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The video featured a momma dog named Sadie, and her baby pup, Benzy. It was recorded by a volunteer from the shelter who wanted to spread the word and beg people to open their homes and their hearts to this adorable duo in need. Benzy kept hiding behind his momma, which made Dava's heart sink. “Momma Sadie doesn’t know what to do, She doesn’t know how to help her baby, Benzy. She knows they are both in danger at the kill shelter they were abandoned in and baby Benzy is so petrified she hides behind her Momma, hoping she can protect her, like all moms try to do for their children,” pleaded the video.

What Could They Do?

What Could They Do?

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Volunteers at the shelter were pretty confident they might be able to find the pup a home, but they were concerned about his momma. Not only would it break their hearts if they had to separate them, but they also knew it wouldn't be an easy task. But sadly, people don't always tell the truth when they get to the shelter.

How Did It Happen?

How Did It Happen?

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There are many reasons why an older dog can be found roaming the streets. Some of them arrive at the shelter with no history whatsoever. Others are in terrible shape, while a few of them are pretty healthy. But some of these "strays" used to belong to someone. In fact, many people bring dogs to shelters and claim they found them in the streets so they can avoid paying a surrender fee.

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