Dog waited even after her home burned down and her family left

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In a heartbreaking photo of an injured dog posted on Thursday, standing amid the rubble of a burned down home, who waited for her family to come back for her, the St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue tells her story; a dog who survived hell.

“My gosh, her home burned … her people moved. And still she stayed! Waiting. Hoping on a memory that her family (her person, her care taker) was coming for her,” the organization posted on their social media page.

It had been a neighbor who called the shelter and reported seeing a dog with burns on her body, wandering the streets and living around the remains of a burned down home. She was found standing in the rubble – she was shivering in the cold, starving, freezing and trying her best to cope with the loneliness.

“We believe she has mange. We are unsure if any of the skin issues are from a fire,” the post continued.

The good news, however is this dog will no longer have to dig “for food in trash cans. Hellsa, emaciated female pit bull. SHE SURVIVED HELL, SHE NEEDS OUR HELP.”

An investigation is currently underway. Updates to follow.

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6 replies
  1. Luana Duncan says:

    OMG ?! Poor pup she waited an waited!! What’s wrong with people??? Their loyal pup is waiting for ur asses to come back for her!!! I pray she may find a good 4 ever home! And thank to the people who are helping this beautiful pup!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    So your house burns down, that doesn’t mean you abandon a member of the family! These people need to be found and charged with abandonment.

  3. PetMom says:

    Out of the fire into the frying pan. Isn’t this a high kill facility?? Won’t the dog go without care then be killed after not being rescued??

  4. Jan Barnes says:

    Now it is time for the REBUILDING to begin. This little sweetheart needs a new home and a loving family! Unconditional love and loyalty must New rewarded!

  5. R. Newton says:

    I agree… what is wrong with people to abanden the one being that loves unconditional. They need to feel what its like.

  6. pennysdachshunds says:

    Saint Landry’s Parish:: Sound’s like a Church BUT MOST BE A HELL HOLE for Animal’s !!!! The average person there has NO RESPECT or FEELINGS I have read so many stories in the last three years of ABUSE , TORTURE there and NEGLECT is just sickens a person…


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