Hollow Dog Lying In Road Longed For Warmth & A Better Life But His Heart Was Wild

An abandoned dog that was starving to death was lying in the middle of the road, writes ilovemydogsomuch

Someone driving passed saw him and couldn’t believe her eyes. He was barely alive. To say he was skin and bones was a vast understatement. He was losing clumps of fur from malnutrition or mange, or both! The poor dog looked desperate and had resided to die alone. But the passerby made a phone call that would change his fate!

The rescuers drove over, as prepared as they could be. Even though the passerby prepped them on the phone, their hearts still sunk. The rescuers grabbed some food from inside their vehicle and offered it to the dog.

The rescuers then went to work making as many phone calls as possible. This impoverished part of Turkey doesn’t have animal shelters like we do. This dog needed a foster home in order to survive. Poyraz will first go to the vet clinic and then be taken to an overrun “shelter” in the interim. The plan is to get him healthy enough for the vet to approve his transition so he can live with his new foster mom in a loving home!

Thankfully, the rescuers were successful in finding Poyraz a place to live. And once he was medically cleared, he went “home.” Once Poyraz is with his foster mom, he meets his new doggy friends. The way he responds to his new pack is stellar. The truth is, this loving dog had been on his own for too long. He seemed to enjoy meeting the other dogs and is even affectionate but then something shifted.

Poyraz’s health continues to improve but he begins to wander off, trying to get further and further away. His foster mom chased him down and brought him back. But he still tried to leave. Poyraz was trying to say something. His foster mom reached out to the vet and explained what was going on. The vet said it was simple: Poyraz had always lived as a wild dog. He will always want to be free.

His foster mom made a decision. She expanded the fence so he had more room to wander. Poyraz felt he was still “wild” but he also came back when he was ready. When he did come back, usually in the evenings, there was food waiting for him as well as a warm dog house to sleep in. His foster mom tried to get him to go inside her home with her, but Poyraz lovingly declined. He was meant to be wild and that was okay — to live happily, he had to feel free, even though he was safe and loved. To see Poyraz and his full rescue, scroll down and press play!


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