A large, emaciated dog lay in the sand of a playground in a park for over a week, dying slowly. The fact that he is now getting medical care, and that he has a rescue to make sure he never suffers another day in his life, that he has people who love him, is truly a miracle.
Someone left their sick dog at a park, and he lay there for over a week. When a caring couple noticed him, they gave him food and posted his story on social media. And the volunteers who help dogs in that area immediately went to see what they could do. They found a dog too weak to walk, too weak to even stand.
While there were around 50 people at the park when volunteers arrived, no one helped the abandoned dog, who has since been named Cayden. He was so weak, Kayla Harris and Katie Jordan, the two rescuers who went to get him, had to pick him up and carry him to their car.
Cayden had been severely neglected for a very long time. And during that week he spent lying in the sand in Palmland Park with people passing by daily, no one bothered to call the county shelter to get him to safety. By the time the couple finally took the action that saved Cayden’s life, maybe hundreds of people had passed him by without lifting a finger.
There were many involved in the saving of this life. Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project, Inc. 501c3 were the first responders for this dog in desperate need, but others quickly stepped up to help. Pets Broward immediately offered to pay for medical treatment for Cayden, and the Knowles Animal Clinic offered to give him the best treatment possible. Cayden is described as a gentle giant, and rescuers think he was definitely abused. A rescuer told Shelter Me, “Every time that I would try to pet him, he would look at me and put his head down. As though he was waiting to be hit…”