A dog’s family is their entire world, and they’d do absolutely anything and sacrifice anything for them. Unfortunately, however, we live in a cruel world, and that feeling isn’t always mutual…
So when the owners of a sweet dog abandoned him on the side of a highway in a dilapidated building, he couldn’t figure out what he did to make his family not want him, but decided to stay exactly where they left him in case they came back for him.
Days passed, yet the family never returned. As the poor dog stood in the crumbling doorway, a driver spotted the abandoned dog and contacted the Detroit Youth and Dog Rescue. Mike Diesel, the rescue’s founder, immediately headed over to the site and found the dog in the exact same spot.
“He was literally on top of the [highway] ramp, which is only about 20 feet to the right of the building, hence why it was so important to get him out of there,” Diesel said. For about 15 minutes, Diesel worked on getting the scared dog to trust him by giving him plenty of treats. “He could smell my scent on [the treats] … so when I approached he was happier. It did take about 15 minutes just to get him to walk out of there and to my truck. He was leery.” The dog, who was later named Diesel after his rescuer, was scared but he was cold and hungry and relieved to get into the warm truck. “Not easygoing, but willing to trust a soft voice with no harmful tone to it,” Diesel said about the dog.
Diesel was immediately brought to the vet to get a checkup, and since he didn’t have a microchip and no one has come forward to claim him, the rescue team is determined to find him a forever home that will never abandon him once he is done being treated by the vet.
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[Featured Image: Facebook/Detroit Youth Dog Rescue]