Many dogs are straight up born into a life of imprisonment and cruelty. They live like despised outcasts and die without ever knowing love or kindness.
The dog in this story was born with a similar rotten luck, but thankfully, the brave intervention of a bunch of Good Samaritans and rescuers changed her wretched fate.
This dog lived all 6 years of her life chained in a small doghouse in a stinking backyard. Her 87-year-old owner thought it was perfectly normal for dogs to live in fear and neglect.
Finally, someone found out that the dog had no access to food and water, and alerted the cops about the blatant animal abuse.
The cops fined the owner and ordered him to surrender the dog to the authorities. He was also banned from keeping dogs again.
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In this video, we see the grim situation of the dog when the rescuers come for her. The dog immediately hides at the back of her doghouse when she sees strangers approaching.
Apart from her gaunt physique and overgrown nails, the past 6 years of apathy and isolation have clearly ruined her mental state.
The dog’s deep trauma came to the forefront when a rescuer came too close to her. Having never seen any other humans other than her vile owner all her life, she bared all her teeth as she tried to scare the rescuer away.
Her body language oscillated between aggressive and terrified, and it was indeed a gut-wrenching sight to witness.
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When the rescuer tried to calm the dog down by offering her food, another revelation broke his heart. The poor creature could barely reach her plate due to those sickening chains.
No wonder she was so emaciated with absolutely negligible strength on her hind legs. The chains kept getting caught everywhere, thus preventing the dog from reaching her food.
To make things worse, her back legs had become disfigured, further increasing her suffering.
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The dog was rescued from her chained plight and named Liberty (or Libby for short) to celebrate her freedom. She was taken to “Takis Shelter”, where she met fellow cats and dogs and began smiling for the first time.
Her gait was weird due to the underdevelopment of her back limbs, but she was relishing every second of living without restrictions!
Watch this video to see Libby’s heartwarming progress at the shelter. She’s a bright girl and we wish her a great life ahead!
Click the video below to watch Libby being saved from the dreadful chains and her subsequent recovery at the shelter.
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12 Things You’re Doing That Your Dog Hates:
For most people, dogs are not just our pets, they are our family members. When you bring a dog into your life, things just seem to get a lot more exciting.
There’s few things that are better than coming home after a long day of work and having your beloved furbaby happily greet you at the door.
While we love our pups and they love us back unconditionally, there are a few “annoying habits” that our dogs may not really like.
Here are 12 pet peeves that many dogs have, according to Bright Side:
Hugging- While it’s hard to resist giving our pups a big squeeze, many dogs feel restricted and consider it a controlling act.
Using words more than body language- Of course, dogs can understand a select few words, but we all know that they can’t comprehend every single thing we are saying. Because of this, dogs tend to watch our body language to understand what we are trying to tell them.
Patting their heads– Similar to the hugging, many dogs don’t like when their personal space is invaded. Most would prefer being pet on their back or even scratched behind their ears.
Keeping eye contact– Looking straight into a dog’s eyes without blinking, especially a dog you don’t know, may come across as an act of assertion or dominance. If you’re meeting a new dog for the first time, it’s important not to make strong eye contact right off the bat.
Lacking rules and structure- Since it’s not always easy for dogs and humans to communicate with each other with words, it’s important for them to have rules and structure so that they can feel more comfortable in a routine and have trust in you.
Keeping them on a tight leash- If you hold the leash too tightly, it can make the pup feel stressed or uneasy.
Not letting them explore and smell- The majority of dogs love to see the world around them instead of being cooped up inside all day. They enjoy sniffing around and visiting new places. Keeping them inside and not letting them explore could make them feel depressed or isolated.
Forcing them to interact with dogs/people they don’t like- Putting your dog in an uncomfortable position can end up badly for either them, or for the dog/person that they feel uncomfortable around. Even if your dog is not aggressive, they may act in a defensive manner if they’re forced to be near someone they don’t want to interact with.
Being tense- Pets are very good at sensing our moods and feelings, so if we are tense and stressed, our dogs may start to feel that way too.
Being boring- Dogs are energetic, playful animals and love to have some excitement in their lives. They can feel lonely easily if left home alone all day, so it’s important to show them attention and play with them whenever you get the chance.
Exposing them to strong smells- A dog’s smell is nearly 40 times greater than ours, so certain fragrances like air fresheners or cleaning sprays that may not affect us, could really bother them. Make sure to keep things like this a good distance from them.
Bathing them- While not all dogs dread bath time, many of them do. Using a slip-resistant mat at the bottom of the tub could help them feel more comfortable. The temperature of the water should be lukewarm, not too hot and not too cold.
Of course, our dogs will love us unconditionally no matter what, but paying attention to the things that bother them could help strengthen the relationship you share with them even more!