It’s sad enough to find a dog wandering around without a home, but to find a dog like this is truly HEARTBREAKING!
A pack of dogs had turned on Goldie, a homeless Golden Retriever, while he was roaming through a rural town in Texas. The pack attacked him and hurt him pretty badly, and no one knows why. He was so scared that he hid under a trailer home and would NOT come out. Animal officers arrived to help him but he was so scared that they had to drag him out. Poor thing!
Goldie was taken to Corsicana Animal Shelter, but he was in rough shape and really needed medical care. “He had wounds and gashes on every part of his body,” Stacy Silverstein, cofounder of Rescue Dogs NYC, told The Dodo.
Local volunteers with Rescue Dogs NYC heard about Goldie. They pulled him out of the shelter as soon as they could and took him right to an emergency vet. Goldie needed tons of stitches and I.V. antibiotics. Who knows if he even would’ve survived without the volunteers intervening!
Goldie needed time to recover. He spent a few weeks convalescing in Texas and was then transferred to New York, where he took another two weeks to mend. By then, the injured dog had become another dog completely. His skin had healed and his fur had grown back nice and shiny. Best of all… Goldie had found his smile!