An elderly dog, depressed and confused, was discovered collapsed and trembling from the cold in a field near Canute, Oklahoma. The dog, Anne, appeared to have wandered off to die. According to rescuer Terry Lynn Bloomer, the senior dog’s plight was discovered by a family who tried to help before reaching out for further assistance.
On Thursday, in a Facebook post, Bloomer described Anne:
She is old…. she is confused… she is scared… she feels abandoned and defeated… she has basically just given up on life… I honestly feel she wandered off to die…
And commented on the help from good Samaritans who have decided to do their utmost to help Anne with anything, and everything, that she needs:
What this beauty didn’t count on was a family seeing her and reaching out for help… for me to go and get her to the vet… for an awesome vet and crew fight to save her… for so many people that have never even seen her to care and send love, prayers and help her way…. for so many of us to step up and decide we would FIGHT FOR HER TO LIVE….
As tragic as Anne’s situation is, it was Bloomer’s revelation about the senior dog’s past which proved to be the most heartbreaking:
“Her story is even more sad than we thought… The kind lady that found her helped me look for an owner… what she learned was heartbreaking….Much worse than we thought.
This girls elderly owner had passed away over a year ago… maybe much longer. She stayed on the property…the only home she has ever known… probably loyally waiting for her beloved owner.
A neighbor often fed her and looked out for her… They assumed she went off to die when they hadn’t seen her for awhile.”
Anne is still in guarded condition – tired, but hanging in there. Her ultimate fate is not known, but for now, she is safe, warm and receiving the veterinary care that she so desperately needs.
Donations for Anne’s care can be made to:
ELK CREEK CLINIC
1301 AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL
ELK CITY OK 73644
Or via PAYPAL to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Images via Terry Bloomer/Facebook)
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