Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Pets Feed
A few months ago, Difronzo, Fonzi for friends, originally from Dallas, Pennsylvania (United States of America), was driving on the highways of New Jersey when he stopped at a truck stop. There, tied to a tree, was an abandoned, emaciated puppy. “I asked around and inside the gas station if the dog belonged to someone, but no one answered – the driver told the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) -. They told me that over the weekend they saw a boy trying to sell the dog and they didn’t know the animal had been tied to a tree the whole time: it was a Thursday and, if indeed the puppy had been there since the previous Saturday, it meant that it had spent five or six days in this state. So I gave him cheeseburgers.”
The quadruped is agitated, but does not resist and allows himself to be saved by Fonzi: “I stayed for a while at the rest area – continues the trucker -. Then when I saw that no one seemed to know anything about the dog, I cut the tether that tied it to the tree and took the pup away. He sat with me in the truck all week before returning to Pennsylvania and couldn’t stop eating hamburgers: he was starving.”
The veterinary visit that the dog, renamed Roxy-Lynn, underwent once at home with Difronzo confirmed her critical state of health: she suffered from malnutrition and needed various antibiotic treatments. Her rescuer was undeterred and spent over $500 to get her back on her feet. He takes care of her for three months and, at the end of October, finds her a new family in Kentucky, with a friend.
Today, Fonzi’s selfless gesture has been rewarded with symbolic recognition from the company he works for and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), the association of workers in the trucking industry in North America. . Thus, Rich Difronzo is a “Highway Angel”, and to testify there is a sticker affixed in plain sight to his truck. “I will repeat everything tomorrow- said the savior of the abandoned puppy-. I love animals and I don’t understand how anyone can do what Roxy-Lynn went through. »
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