Rescue miracles continue for the abandoned and unwanted hurricane dogs

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One can only shake their head in pure disbelief to think anyone could just abandon their dog and consciously understand their unwanted pets will suffer unbelievable anguish and fear before they ultimately would drown in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Still the heartless owners never returned.

During the days immediately following Texas’ worth hurricane disaster, the Underdog Project, a Dallas non-profit rescue organization, traveled to high stray areas in the south part of the city with supplies and with the purpose to rescue as many dogs as possible. For this particular rescue endeavor, many had been taken to safety by their families. One dog wasn’t so lucky.

This female black and white sweetheart jumped on top of a trailer trying to stay dry. As the waters receded, neighbors began to return to their homes, but no one ever returned for this girl. The owners had taken their other two dogs and left her behind – most of her teeth were broken or gone and huge patches of hair were missing from her once luxurious coat. She was no longer a priority – and it’s all too obvious she was no longer wanted nor loved.

And how was she supposed to have survived? During the rain, she watched and shivered as the running water reached peaks of four to five feet. In the past, neighbors saw this dog in the side yard as if she had been no more than a lawn ornament. She’s safe now; her owners have never called. Her new life begins, and after years of neglect, this dog will finally be cherished and loved.

Many thanks to the unsung heroes who make these miracles possible.

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“The Underdog Project is a 501C3 organization located in North Dallas. Our primary focus is in south Dallas and critical dogs throughout Texas. Many of our dogs are pulled straight out of the streets or woods who have been abandoned to die by their owners. They do not have to look perfect to deserve a family, they do not have to be whole to be loved.”

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(Video and photo of unwanted dog via screenshot and Underdog Project)

Check out her video and smile because this old girl is safe:

During Harvey, we traveled to high stray areas with supplies and with a purpose to rescue as many dogs as possible. This is one. Donate via: the hurricane, many had drowned, many were taken by their families. She was not so lucky. She had found herself on top of a trailer trying to stay dry. After water receded, neighbors started to go back. They never went back for her. They had taken their two other dogs and left her behind with large patches of hair loss, with most of her teeth broken or gone. How was she suppose to survive? During the rain, she was there while water reached its peaks at 4-5 feet. Neighbors always saw her in the side yard as a lawn ornament. We are still waiting for them to call, but she's not waiting in the yard for them anymore. #northTexasgivingday #ntxgd The Underdog Project

Posted by The Underdog Project on Thursday, September 14, 2017

10 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Somebody must know the owners of this dog since they knew they took their other two dogs. They should be prosecuted but probably never will be. What’s going to happen to their other dogs when they get older, are they going to be abandoned too? Stop this now!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Yes this is Texas. Every day we stories from Texas of abandoned, abused pets so why would we think things would improve during a flood! Thank goodness for the Underdog Project helping these poor abandoned dogs. How does someone leave a pet behind like this, let alone take two others with them and not the third?

  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    What ” ROTTEN RIFF-RAFF ” these people were… This OLE GIRL IS A TRUE SURVIVOR !!! I ONLY HOPE someone with integrity will see that and provide for her ….

  4. Pamela Bolton says:

    Cannot charges be brought up against these people for abandonment? They took their other dogs and left her. That is abandonment!!

  5. Ilona Brost says:

    Did anybody expected anything different in Texas? Of course when hurricane came they run and left their elderly people and pets behind.

  6. Red says:

    Thank you to all her saviors. Who ever owned or was leasing that property should be heavily FINED for abandoning this sweet senior!!


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