Residents of a community were left curious when they noticed an old makeshift doghouse left abandoned on the road, right next to the walkway. Incredibly, no one bothered to check or move the obstruction. The decrepit doghouse, whose entryway was boarded up, was left where it was for three days.
Thankfully, an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department came across the doghouse. A homeless man told him an animal was inside, and he was most likely about to die. The cop immediately called animal control, knowing that every minute was crucial. While waiting, the kind officer moved the small structure and opened the doorway.
He was met by a frightened dog, cowering at the dark end.
Old and new wounds
The animal control officers tried to coax the dog out, but he was too scared to move. Judging by his appearance, the poor pooch had gone through numerous terrible moments in his life. His body was dotted with old and new wounds, indicative of long-term abuse.
Realizing that the abused animal would not go out on his own, they had to use a lead to pull him out. The pup howled and cried, refusing to leave his small refuge. Because he had special needs, they didn’t take him to the pound. Instead, they got in touch with a nonprofit rescue organization that had his injuries treated and gave him nourishments and a comfortable place to rest.
They also named him Walter Worthy Higgins.
After a few days of staying in the group’s facility, Walter was transferred to a foster home. He needed a loving environment to help repair the emotional damage that had built up through the years. Fortunately, the pooch responded well to the attention and care of his foster family.
Walter thrived in his new home and learned how it is to be loved. When he was finally ready, he moved in with his new forever family. Hopefully this time, he found a home that would cherish him.
Source: CBS Los Angeles via Youtube