Three Chihuahua Dogs Left Out In The Street On Their Own Were Luckily Rescued And Given Much Needed Care

March 4, 2019

The rate at which pet animals are abandoned in the U.S is still very disheartening. The numbers are still way too high. 

About 3 million dogs are picked off the streets each year and sadly about 700,000 of these poor animals are euthanized because they do not get adopted.

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However, about 620,000 dogs also get to be returned to their owners, while about 1.6 million dogs are adopted into forever homes.

It is regrettable that, considering the number of no-kill animal shelters in existence, some people still abandon the poor animals to their luck.

3 abandoned dogs and how they were rescued

In Los Angeles, California, three little chihuahuas were left out in the streets, and they were trying to fend for themselves when they were found.

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Hope For Paws, an animal rescue group, were alerted that the trio was taking refuge at a fast food stop and they came to the rescue.

On getting there, they discovered that the dogs had been shot with BB Guns as two of the guns had bore scars and markings.

Although the chihuahuas were a little scared when the workers approached, they were won over with a lot of food and brought in.

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The little dogs - named Marty, Brooklyn, and Penny - were then given baths and a lot of treats, after which they lost all their shyness and started snuggling up to everyone they could.

Sadly, Penny died a short while afterward, but her last days were filled with a lot of snuggles, ear rubs and love.

Marty and Brooklyn are both living happy lives in their foster homes through Wags and Walks.

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Dogs who are abandoned or previously abused need a lot of pampering and love in order to trust humans again, and here are some tips on how to handle such pets.

Tips on how to handle previously abused dogs

First off, you need to have a lot of patience as rehabilitation time differs in different dogs and it might take a while.

Try not to raise your voice at the dog. Even loud voices from other people in its vicinity might trigger its memories from past abuse.

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Avoid sudden movements and holding weapon-like objects, such as bats or rackets, while addressing the dog as such actions could scare it.

Finally, show your dog as much love as possible, with rubs, treats and cuddles as this is perhaps the fastest way to gaining its trust.

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