Unloved Hungry Dog Wanted To Take The Food From Her Hand But Owners Said No

In impoverished towns and cities, people struggle to maintain food and housing. Miraculously, however, many of these people still take excellent care of their pets.

They may not be able to afford frequent veterinary visits but they use home remedies as well as volunteers from rescue groups that stop by to help.

We applaud every one of these kind folks– providing the essentials is beyond challenging yet they do all they can for their animals.

But despite all the caring souls out there, there are still heartless people who don’t bother to look out for their four-legged family members.

This is when rescuers have to step in and do the right thing. They have to take the animals away and get them the medical attention they require.

One dog was living in a makeshift area. It was barely a house and she frequently spent time beneath a poorly built foundation that was nearly collapsing.

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The dog, named Lamyai, was very hesitant of the rescuers that showed up to help her. She wasn’t used to humans being kind to her. The rescuers could tell that she was very thin.

She likely wasn’t fed much and survived on scraps or even rocks and dirt. It was a heartbreaking thing to see. The rescuers continued to call to her and tried to get her to come to them. It was of no use.

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It was time to use some food to coax her out. The rescuer put out her hand and spoke to Lamyai. She told her it would be okay. Lamyai was starving. It was hard to resist what the rescuer had to offer.

She poked her head out and took the treat. The rescuer then gave Lamyai some space to show her she was not a threat. Cornering a frightened dog is never a good idea.

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As the rescuer backed up, Lamyai slowly emerged. She then went back beneath the foundation. She wasn’t sure what to do. But with more soft-spoken words by the rescuer, Lamyai finally came out.

The rescuer was astounded. Not only was Lamyai so skinny, but she also had advanced skin disease. This poor baby needed urgent care.

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But even though Lamyai came out of hiding, she continued to run away. It was raining out and a dog in her condition likely couldn’t regulate her body temperature. But the rescuers didn’t give up.

The main rescuer chased Lamyai in circles around makeshift structures. Finally, after over an hour, the rescuer was able to pick Lamyai up and wrap a blanket around her.

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The rescuer told Lamyai’s owners that she was no longer their problem and took her to the vet clinic. She honestly didn’t care if Lamyai’s owners fought back. She was in no mood for their excuses. 

Lamyai was put right on the exam table. The vet went to work immediately. First, he put in an IV for hydration then he took blood and ran some tests.

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Lamyai was severely anemic. Her red blood cells and platelets were extremely low. There was no other choice but to give her blood transfusions in order to save her life.

Her coat was also dirty and matted. The staff at the vet clinic waited until the transfusions were done and then shaved her and gave her a much-needed bath.

The pup warmed up and began to feel so much better. Lamyai is on her way to a full recovery thanks to the rescuers who wouldn’t give up on the shy dog.

We are so grateful her life was spared. To see her full rescue, check it out below.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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