While going fishing, a man discovered a sick and exhausted senior dog near a lake. Despite the difficulty of the task, he was determined to help her.
Rob Baycroft lives in Airdrie in the province of Alberta (Western Canada). On May 4, he went to Birch Lake , an hour and a half drive from his home, to fish.
Arrived at the scene, he had noticed an elderly stray dog, visibly exhausted and struggling to get out of the mud lining the road. The man had thought that the canine would eventually get out of it and began his fishing trip. An hour later, he found that the animal was still in trouble. He came and went on the road and moved with great difficulty.
Rob Baycroft tried to call and approach him, but the dog preferred to run away each time. “ He had difficulty walking and seemed exhausted. By the time I had tried to get close to him, I was about three feet away and he didn’t even react, so I thought he must be deaf and / or blind. I also noticed a stain of blood on his neck, ”he tells RdnewsNow .
There was not much he could do because he had no food in the car and the mobile network was poor in this area. He then went to the nearby town of Caroline and tried to call for help, to no avail. He continued for several tens of kilometers to Innisfail , where he bought steaks, then returned to where the dog was.
This time, he managed to attract her thanks to the pieces of meat. Rob Baycroft immediately took him to the Alberta Animal Services shelter. The quadruped, who was called Rusty , was examined, cleaned, and his wounds healed. His age was estimated to be 15 or 16 years old. In addition, he suffered from impaired vision and dental problems.
Saved, cared for and adopted
Subsequently, Rusty was entrusted to the association Companion Animal Outreach Services ( CAOS ), then to a foster family. It was this organization that announced wonderful news on Facebook on May 25, 3 weeks after the dog was discovered. Rusty was, in fact, adopted by a loving family.
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