Last Updated on January 30, 2023 by Pets Feed
A homeless dog in Sri Lanka has shown that persistence pays off after coming to the attention of a group of rescuers. The little girl lived on the cold streets of Nuwela Eliya, and though her days were uncertain, she never lost hope that someone would help her.
She had a positive and cheerful personality, usually wagging her tail whenever someone passed her, trying to get their attention.
The dog was still in a city market, trying to get noticed. This is how a group of elephant rescuers saw her.
A homeless dog wags its tail for help
The group of rescuers who work for Elephant Nature Park, Thailand, were walking around town to research the elephants in the area. Elephant Nature Park, is a nature reserve for abused elephants, which aims to save and rehabilitate as many elephants as possible.
Lek Chailert, founder of the Save Elephant Foundation, and a group of fellow rescuers noticed the little girl wagging her tail.
The group describes on YouTube:
“In the market, where thousands of people pass by, we saw a little puppy wagging its tail at passers-by, inviting people to pay attention to it.”
Despite many people passing by, no one stopped to help the dog, they just ignored her and continued on their way. But this group could not resist the charms of the little girl and decided to stop petting her and give her some attention.
As the team was in no rush to get to their research site, they gave the little girl one last hug and said goodbye. But the homeless dog didn’t seem willing to be left behind and started following the group of rescuers down a long path.
The anxious and pushy little girl managed to win the hearts of the rescue team and they found a way to get her off the streets. The dog’s enthusiasm and perseverance were very touching and they decided to do everything to help her.
Lek and his companions decided to find a quick solution, so they started asking passers-by if they wanted to keep the little girl.
The group said:
“We decided to ask passers-by to adopt her, to take over her care. When they saw that she was a female, they lost interest.”
A solution that turned out to be more difficult than expected, little by little they ran out of options. Fortunately, his luck finally turned. The driver of the car the group was traveling in, a man named Thushara, offered to take care of the little girl.
The rescuers were delighted to learn that the dog that had won their hearts thanks to his perseverance would finally be safe and sound.
“We bought her a new blanket and bathed her, turning our luggage into her bed while she stayed with us at the hotel. I think it was the first night she could sleep comfortably and peacefully.”
The little girl was called “Lek Lek”, and she is obviously very happy to have a forever home and family. Finally, Lek Lek, went to live in his new house with his adoptive father and his new family; Since then, three years have passed and she leads a healthy and happy life.
After living these three years comfortably, Lek Lek had a somewhat unexpected and very exciting visit from one of his lifeguards.
Turns out Lek Chailert wanted to visit his pretty friend’s house to see how she was doing after so many years. And, despite the fact that Lek Lek hadn’t seen any of his rescuers in all that time, he apparently recognized her when he saw her.
The lovely encounter was captured on video, where you can see the love and joy that both radiate during the greetings and hugs.
Lek Lek will always be grateful to her rescuers because thanks to them she was able to find a forever home next to her beloved father.
Images: Youtube / elephantnews
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