Last Updated on January 9, 2023 by Pets Feed
As Nate Ohlman made his postal route, he observed something out of the ordinary: an elderly dog crouched in a ditch at the end of a dead end road. Nate was heartbroken when he saw the dog outside, alone and struggling to find a way to stay warm. She knew in that moment that she had to help him.
The man slowly approached the dog, trying not to startle it, but soon realized that the dog probably couldn’t hear or see him very well.
Nate told The Dodo:
“I moved around a bit and made noise, until he could see me and as soon as he did he got up and ran towards my mail truck. I I was freezing, hungry and alone.”
The dog was malnourished and neglected when Nate first saw him. Immediately he got into his truck with the dog, which he later named Sloan, and drove off. The only thing Nate wondered was, how could someone leave that poor animal so badly?
A postman saves a dog on the side of the road
Nate knew he needed to get Sloan’s help ASAP, so he took him to the nearest animal hospital. He prayed for his new friend to be well and made sure hospital staff had his contact details so they could let him know of any situation.
“I told the clinic to reach my phone number. I wanted to know what would happen to this nice boy.”
After the man left Sloan, Sloan struggled to continue working as usual. However, she couldn’t stop thinking about him.
“I believed how and why someone could do such a terrible thing to such a helpless creature. It broke my heart to keep thinking he had no one to love him. She had to adopt him, he She had to do it. I don’t think about a lot of things, but I consider that I was destined to find it.”
In that moment, despite the circumstances, all Nate could do was pray with all his being that Sloan made it out alive and that they could see each other again. The day after Sloan was rescued from the side of the road, he arrived at the KC Pet Project in horrific condition. The staff were heartbroken to see him.
Tori Fugate, Communications Director for the KC Pet Project, said:
“He was very underweight, had sores all over his body and could barely stand or walk on his own for a long time. He had the lowest body score our vets could give.”
Rescuers immediately gave Sloan medication and fluids and monitored him constantly for a few days. They feared the dog was too sick to survive, but after receiving excellent care, Sloan began to improve and eventually had enough energy to move into a foster home. Once there, he continued to slowly recover until he was fully healthy again.
It is estimated that Sloan was around twelve years old. Despite everything, he began to recover and become the most gentle dog, who only wanted constant human company and lots of love, which he needed.
Before long, Sloan was taken in by a loving foster family. Finally, the time came to find his forever home, and that’s when KC Pet Project had the perfect person in mind.
Nate was thrilled when he found out he could officially adopt Sloan. The moment they met was the sweetest. Sloan immediately recognized the man who had saved his life and thanked him with kisses and hugs galore. He has adapted very well to his new home and cherishes every minute of this new chapter in his life.
Images: Facebook/ Nate Ohlman
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