Dog Rescuer Says Goodbye To "Dead Dog" Never Expecting This To Happen.
A Life's Mission
Nobody really knows why people do heinous things to animals, like abandoning them on the side of the road or abusing them. Unfortunately, it happens quite frequently, and more often than not, it doesn't end well for the poor animals. And that's exactly why Jody Obregon, of Fort Worth, Texas, spends every morning searching for abandoned animals, like cats and dogs, that have been dumped on the side of the road.
Lucky To Get Help
Even though the animals are hurt, scared, and sick, they're lucky because they're given a second chance to live. After Jody finds them, she helps them receive medical attention, rehabilitation, and often times, a loving foster home for them to stay at while they wait for their forever family to find them. Jody told People Magazine, “If there is an animal out there that is alive I get them." But how does she do it?
The Ones That Were Forgotten
Jody's mission to help any animal she can led her to create the rescue organization, The Abandoned Ones. She named it that because “every animal I found here was abandoned. Whether found tied to the fence or in a trash bag, they were abandoned.” And we're not talking about a couple dozen animals that she's rescued. Jody and her staff of volunteers have rescued more than 300 animals over the last seven years. But there's more...
A Mission Of Love
There's more to her mission than just rescuing animals. Jody also wants "to educate and foster good relations within the Echo Lake community, teaching families about low cost spay-and-neuter programs. We help mend fences and get dogs off of their tethers. I do follow up with them and create relationships with them and that is part of the impact I have made so far…the relationships with people, and they will then let me know when a dog is running around out here.” And that's exactly what she did for Gully, who wouldn't have made it without Jody's love.
The Dog Was Being Tormented
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One day, Jody got a report of a poodle mix running around a neighborhood in Fort Worth. It was a stray, and it was being tormented by the neighborhood kids. "Kids were throwing food out on the street, so the dog would run out onto the street,” said Jody. "Then neighbors saw some children tying a water hose around his neck.” Considering the abuse that the dog was going through, Jody assumed the dog could be dead.
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