Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Mailman Adopts Elderly Dog He Found Along Route And Saved.

There are plenty of people out there that feel as if dogs are too good for humans, and this is because of their incredible loyalty and fierce protection. Unfortunately, as loyal as dogs are, it can be hard to find a human to be just as loyal to them. This pup was knocking on death's door when an angel appeared in a mail truck and cared enough to save the innocent soul.

On the morning of February 25, Nate Ohlman started his day like he would any other morning.

As a mailman, he sticks to the same schedule every day, so when he noticed an elderly dog huddled at the end of a dead-end road, he knew something was up. Considering that it was the middle of the winter in Missouri, Ohlman knew that the cold dog had to have been struggling to keep warm. He immediately knew that he needed to do something to help or the dog would surely die.

On the morning of February 25, Nate Ohlman started his day like he would any other morning.

Nate Ohlman

Not wanting to scare him off, Ohlman slowly approached the pup, but he quickly realized that the dog couldn’t see or hear well, at all.

In an interview with The Dodo, Ohlman said: “I moved around a bit and made some noises, until he could see me and as soon as he did, he stood up and bolted for my mail truck. He was frostbitten, starving and alone.” As soon as the old dog realized that Ohlman was standing there, he understood that he was trying to help.

Not wanting to scare him off, Ohlman slowly approached the pup, but he quickly realized that the dog couldn’t see or hear well, at all.

Tori Fugate

Ohlman lifted up the dog, who was later named Sloan, and put him in his truck.

As he looked at Sloan, Ohlman knew that he was in horrible condition, so he drove to the nearest animal hospital. Hoping that Sloan would be okay, Ohlman dropped his new friend off at the shelter and left his contact information with the staff so they could let him know how Sloan was doing. “I told the clinic to attach my phone number to him. I wanted to know what was going to come of this sweet boy,” said Ohlman.

Ohlman lifted up the dog, who was later named Sloan, and put him in his truck.

Tori Fugate

Ohlman continued his day, driving the mail truck, but he couldn’t seem to stop thinking about Sloan.

“I thought about how and why somebody can do such a terrible thing to such a helpless creature. It broke my heart to continue to think he had no one to love him. I had to adopt him — just had to. I do not believe in a lot of things but I do believe I was meant to find him.”

Ohlman continued his day, driving the mail truck, but he couldn’t seem to stop thinking about Sloan.

Tori Fugate

KC Pet Project ended up taking Sloan into their shelter the day after he was rescued.

Unfortunately, Sloan was in horrible condition. Tori Fugate, the chief communications officer at KC Pet Project said in an interview with The Dodo: “He was severely underweight, he had sores all over his body and he could barely stand or walk on his own for a long period of time. He had the lowest body score condition that our veterinarians could give.”

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