Sick, Injured And Abandoned, He Was Condemned To Euthanasia

16/6/2017

When Atago found himself in a Texas shelter, known for it's high-level of euthanasia rates, he no doubt thought it ws the end of the road.

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 Source: A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs

The senior dog suffered from severe mange, and his skin was irritated and painful. And when he arrived at the shelter after being abandoned, it seemed like he understood that his future didn't look bright. He mournfully laid down on the ground, as if to show he was ready for it all to be over.But that was without counting on the intervention of Cindy Droogmans, the founder of the associationA-Team ELITE Rescue Dogsbased in New York, which specializes in rescuing animals condemned to euthanasia in shelters. SheexplainedtoThe Dodo :

The shelter wanted to kill him. It seems like he was tied up because of that clasp. Look how rusty it is.
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Source: A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs

While Cindy doesn't know Atago's past, she does know his future, which will start with his recovery, after which he can be put up for adoption. Since he met the young woman, his health has gotten better day by day. His fur has started to grow back, and his mange has visibly improved.After a few days of enjoying walks through sunny Texas parks, Atago was transferred to the New York shelter, where he continues to heal.

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Source: A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs

And, in a few weeks, he will find a family who will help him forgot his difficult past and will give him all the love and attention he desperately needs.Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.

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