An abandoned pup waited for more than a week for his family to return in the Michigan cold. All that had been left of his former family was an old wooden chair and brown cardboard boxes, but still he waited. According to the animal rescue group, Detroit Animal Welfare Group, who helped to save him, the emaciated and injured pitbull mix dubbed Olli-Loo,
“…was all curled up as tight as he could get.”
On Tuesday, Terri Looby, a volunteer with the D.A.W.G., along with other volunteers went searching for the abandoned pup reported to have been hanging around the area of Redford. And in that 19 degree weather, with the winds blowing making it seem even colder, Terri found Olli-Loo. There he was, cuddled in a tight ball, trying desperately to stay warm on the old chair poised at the curb – trash and remnants of a family’s past life littering the street. No sooner had Terri greeted the pup than the friendly pooch’s tail started to wag; he was ready to be saved. Moments later, Olli-Loo jumped into his rescuers’ car.
According to Inside Edition, Terri was just so moved by the dog’s loyalty:
“I think it took me a good 45 minutes to feel my toes when I got out of the cold,” she said. “To see a dog so loyal to his family to sit in a chair in the freezing cold to wait for them to come back… it still breaks my heart.”
According to neighbors, the family had been evicted from their apartment and originally left two dogs; one of the puppies they came back to claim, however Olli-Loo wasn’t so lucky.
“He left Ollie-Loo with the trash. He’s so full of love; he doesn’t care who you are, he’ll give you kisses, that tail never stops wagging, he’s never barked — the only time we heard him cry or make a whimper, was when we left. He just wants to be loved,” stated Terri.
When examined by the vet, Olli-Loo, estimated to be a year-and-a-half-old, had a broken leg in addition to having been emaciated. He has been placed in a foster home where he follows his new human everywhere. This boy isn’t taking anymore chances of losing his companions. He still is a bit nervous that he is going to be abandoned, but is receiving lots of love and attention to reassure him his future will be better.
D.A.W.G do need donations to help pay for Olli-Loo’s broken femur repair surgery and other ongoing medical expenses. A YouCaring page can be found here.
Get well soon Olli-Loo. If interested in giving this sweet boy a permanent home, contact D.A.W.G. here.
(Photos of abandoned pup courtesy of D.A.W.G)