One cold September Tuesday, a kind neighbor noticed a 2-year-old canine shivering out in the freezing winter, and felt she needed to act. She immediately contacted the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, a Michigan-based non-profit organization that saves injured, sick, or stray dogs, and asked to come and rescue the dog.
The Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue’s director and founder, Theresa Sumpter, shared with The Dodo, about the distress call they received from a concerned citizen. Theresa recalled the woman panicking because her neighbors left their pooch outdoors in freezing temperatures all night.
Since the rescue team knew that the dog was in imminent danger, they rushed to the property and took seized the dog. Theresa recalled how the dog held up her paws because of how cold she was.
Luckily, the woman and the rescue team did not turn a blind eye on the dog. If they all ignored the dog’s predicament, it would not have survived the cold winter for longer.
Just a few months before the puppy’s abandonment outside happened, the government passed new legislation to protect dogs from abuse. The law says that it is illegal for pet owners to chain their dog outdoors — and clearly, the dog’s owners broke the law.
The Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue tried to speak with the owners who were home at the time they arrived, but they declined. Instead, the neighbor made her way inside the dog’s owners house to convince them to give the pup to the rescue team.
Theresa recalled the neighbor opening the door to reveal to her the dog inside the house. The owner told the next-door-neighbor that they chained the other dog outside because they did not want it anymore.
Theresa jumped in and immediately said that her team would take the injured dog. The dog was freezing, and she was not even supposed to be left alone outside.
When the rescue volunteers got the dog, they named her, Blizzard, after the trauma she had to live through. Blizzard could not hide her joy and relief after she was picked up.
After Blizzard got her treatment for her frostbitten, infected, swollen paws, she finally went into her foster home. Her foster siblings are Cholo and Noelle, who were also saved by the same people who rescued her.
Source: Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue via Facebook