Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

They Fed Hundreds Of Stray Dogs Daily, But Noticed One Dog In Particular Who Needed Help.

A Very Special Dog

A Very Special Dog

Furever Bully Love Rescue

The moment she picked it up, she knew that this dog was unlike any dog she had ever seen. She'd rescued animals for many years, and she'd been around hundreds of dogs during that time. But there was no dog like this one, and she immediately knew that there had to be a story as to why the dog ended up there. Considering it was so common, she would probably never learn why.

More Help Needed

More Help Needed

Furever Bully Love Rescue / Facebook

If Natalie Olivieri hadn't put in the work two years prior, she may have never even met this dog. Natalie is the proud vice president of a dog rescue organization in Orlando, Florida called, Furever Bully Love Rescue. In the beginning of the month, Jessie Pena, the vice president of another rescue group called the Redland Rockpit Abandoned Dog Project, made a phone call to Natalie. Jessie needed Natalie's organization to help, and they immediately agreed.

Dumping Grounds

Dumping Grounds

Furever Bully Love Rescue

The group that Jessie worked with was founded a few years prior by Ale Ochoa. She'd been informed that the Redlands, a rural area in Southwest Miami-Dade, had been turned into a dumping ground for dogs. She decided to drive there to see for herself. “I came across injured, sick, and malnourished dogs. They were everywhere," she recalls. Ale and a few friends created RRAD and started their mission to help, but it was a tiring job.

Doing Everything They Can

Doing Everything They Can

Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dogs Project / Facebook

The members of RRAD go to the Redlands every single day to feed the many stray dogs that call the place their home. They also make sure to take pictures so they can raise awareness and encourage the county animal services to get involved. But there's only so much that they can do alone. Volunteers believe that there are thousands of dogs in the Redlands, but the animal groups involved refuse to give up on the dogs.

Trap And Rescue

Trap And Rescue

The Dodo

Jessie made contact with Natalie's group, as well as other rescue organizations in Florida, to get together a rescue team. They raised money to buy supplies and food, and then made their way to the Redlands. "We pulled onto this dirt road, it was all remote. You would never find it on your own," said Natalie. As soon as the volunteers put out food, the dogs began to show up. Their goal was to trap and rescue as many dogs as they could. But one dog would stick in Natalie's mind forever.

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