Forgotten ones: 3 tiny terriers huddled in old tire next to busy freeway

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In Muscoy, California, the “forgotten ones” huddled together inside of an old tire just below the busy freeway at a dead end. No one knows how long the three tiny frightened terriers had been there, or how they ended up so close to a busy highway, but on Saturday afternoon, in the extreme heat of the day, volunteers from the rescue group Dream Fetchers arrived to help.

“The dogs were so lethargic, they couldn’t walk out, and they just huddled closer together when I tried to take them out one at a time,” rescuer Cassandra Aldridge wrote on Facebook, “so the quickest and easiest way to get them out of the situation was to pick up the whole tire, with the dogs inside, and put it in my car.”


The dogs were given water; the tiny black one wrapped her paws around the white pup as if it had been her own baby. All seemed relieved to be in the air conditioned vehicle on their way to the emergency veterinarian hospital. The black poodle appeared to have a severe case of mange and could be pregnant.

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Posted by Faith Easdale on Saturday, June 30, 2018

All three dogs are now safe and being administered veterinary care. It is horrifying to think these dogs had purposely been dumped and left to die in the extreme heat with no food or water.

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Posted by Faith Easdale on Saturday, June 30, 2018

“Everybody is safe! They ate a good meal, were examined and checked for parasites. Their coats are matted and they were infested with fleas and ticks. They were given oral flea/tick treatment that works right away. They all have nice fluffy blankies to sleep in, food and water, ” volunteer Hedy Alison posted in her update later on Saturday evening. “They will be monitored as they adjust and decompress. Full vetting and grooming on Monday and Tuesday. Dream Fetchers stops at nothing to get every dog they save the care they need. Exams. Baths. Grooming. Parasite exams. Vaccines. Flea/Tick control. Spay/Neuter. Microchips. Teeth cleanings. Board until foster or R2R…. That is standard!!! plus any other special needs. They get everything they need because of the fearless Dream Team and all the amazing, selfless, miraculous support and donations from all of you. It takes a village.”

Donations are needed to help with their care and medical expenses.
#Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue:…/DF_Donations.html

More updates to follow. Many thanks to rescuers Faith Easdale, Cassandra Aldridge, Bob Bennett, Patricia Hoyos and Jim Ralston.

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10 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    What adorable pups and thank god someone saw them and they were rescued or else who knows. With the heat, that could have been the end for these tiny dogs. Hope all 3 find wonderful families to live with.

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    Thankfully Dream Fetchers !!! JUST IN TIME these 3 little ones would not have lasted much longer… California NEEDS More caring rescues Like yours’ these little ones are lucky to have Someone Care for them!!!

  3. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG, WTF is wrong with people???

    Thank you very much to these wonderful, caring rescues for finding and saving these precious little treasures……. I hope everyone makes a full recovery and is adopted into a loving furever home where they will be treated as beloved family members.

    As for the POS who abandoned these precious little treasures……. he or she will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty……. let’s hope that they get there ASAP after suffering a terrible death in pain, alone, afraid and unloved…….

  4. Luana Duncan says:

    Wow! Unbelievable that someone could just dump these 3 beautiful pups!! Thank u 4 saving these 3 an giving them medical an human attention!! I’ll b donating. Hope it helps! Pray they r all good in health!

  5. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Glad this puppies are safe! !!! HOW CAN ANYONE DO THIS ???? ITS SO HORRIBELT !!! WHAT Ä SUFFERING !!!! WHISH THEM Ä HAPPY AND CAREFUL HOME ???????????? BIG HUGS FROM SWEDEN ????????????????????????

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    HUGE THANK YOU to all the kind rescuers who came to the aid of these little ones. You are heroes – you saved three lives. Hope they all fully recover and get the safe loving homes they definitely never had. And to the hunk of sewer slime who dumped them – may a fatal encounter with an 18 wheeler be in your very near future – that would be justice for your cruelty.


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