Last Updated on February 1, 2023 by Pets Feed
As residents of St. Louis, Missouri braced for a powerful storm accompanied by record low temperatures last month, one little dog dared to brave the cold. Mac, a lame and injured brown and white dog, has ventured into the freezing suburbs in search of shelter and help.
Luckily, Mac passed Alisha Vianello’s car, an animal lover. She noticed that Mac had an injured leg and was limping, so she immediately took him to a nearby shelter for medical treatment.
Alisha, CEO of Gateway Pet Guardians, told The Dodo:
“My heart sank immediately. He knew that if we didn’t help him, he would absolutely die in sub-zero temperatures.”
Dog limps in the cold, walks quickly towards people who are going to help him
When Gateway Pet Guardians’ Alisha and Jill Henke stumbled upon Mac, they quickly hatched a strategy to save him. To their pleasant surprise, the cute dog immediately ran towards them with pure confidence! Then it was obvious that no complex plan was needed, since this boy had already placed his trust in these two strangers.
“She has the most beautiful eyes and her face looked so relieved.”
When rescuers observed Mac limping, they carefully lifted him to protect his injured leg and carefully positioned him in his vehicle.
Alisha posted a video of the Mac rescue:
At the rescue center, Mac’s injuries were assessed and she was given antibiotics and painkillers to aid her recovery. Then she wolfed down a hearty dinner and couldn’t decide if she wanted to snuggle or snack, so why not do both? Her tender nature continued despite the arduous journey.
“She would stop between bites to come back to me and snuggle up. I was so hungry, but also so craving love and attention.”
Mac patiently searches for her forever home, and Gateway Pet Guardians welcomes her with open arms. Alisha strongly believes that Mac would make a great companion for any family.
Finally, the rescuer said:
“Mac’s personality is pure sugar. He’s an incredibly resilient dog.”
Images: Facebook / Gateway Pet Guardians
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