It’s hard to know their stories by looking only at the stories of stray dogs, but according to Logan’s Legacy founder Suzette Hall, abandoned dogs often have one heartbreaking thing in common.
“Those who get lost roam for months,” Hall told Us. “Those who were abandoned just stayed there and waited.”
Such was the case with Thunder – an abandoned dog was found waiting for his owner for days at the same fire hydrant. After several unsuccessful attempts to trap the dog, neighbors called Hall to help rescue him.
Even though Hall came with her gear and years of experience, Thunder was too frightened to accept help. “He really wanted to trust,” Hall said. “He wanted to get close to me, but he was too scared.”
Humane traps set snacks to lure him in, but Thunder isn’t sure. “He would cross the street and look, and then go back to the hydrant,” Hall said.
Day turns to night, but Hall refuses to give up on Thunder, so she comes up with a more tempting bait. She went to a nearby 7-11, bought a few hot dogs, and put them in the trap.
“I drove on the street and made him think I was [wasn’t] Never again, and when I came back, he finally fell into the trap,” Hall said. “The hot dog worked. “
Hall was finally relieved that Thunder was in her care, but she noticed that he was desperate to get back to the fire hydrant, waiting for the family who left him there.
“He remembers the little bit of love he got from his family,” Hall said. “I just don’t think he wants to leave in case they come back.”
However, the Thunder’s rescue came just in time. As soon as she got in the car, Thunder’s neighborhood was hit by the strongest storm in years, according to Hall. Had Thunder been caught for another five minutes, the already startled dog and his rescuer would have been caught in a downpour.
“We named him Thunder because we had the worst thunderstorm ever after I drove away,” Hall said. “terrible.”
While it’s unclear who gave up on the Thunder and why Hall believes it’s more important to focus on the amazing new life he’ll have after he’s been rescued.
“My favorite noise is when the trapdoor closes,” Hall said. “Because it is ending the past, [marking] A new future for dogs. “
Like all of Logan’s Legacy rescues, Thunder is receiving the veterinary care he needs before being placed into a loving foster home. Soon, Thunder will be adopted, and the loyal puppy will eventually find a loyal family in return.