Two neighbors went to see what was going on after hearing loud pleas for aid emanating from a basement of a Cincinnati home. When they arrived to the property’s owner, he agreed to let them in on the condition that they give the dog he was keeping there some water.
They were surprised and horrified when they entered the basement and saw the condition in which the young Bulldog was living.
The two-year-old puppy, Gracie, was laying on the cold floor, clearly thirsty and hungry. When she spotted the visitors approaching the dark cellar, her first reaction was to approach them and give them licks and kisses. That was how desperate she was for someone to love her and be there for her.
The rescuers stated on Facebook, “Her feet are caked in poo and her voice is raspy from barking.” “She is in severe need of attention and food (which he provides by throwing a bag of food on her every few days)… She is, nevertheless, quite sweet. Please… are there any dog rescues that would be willing to take her?”
The post was widely shared on social media, allowing Queen City Bulldog Rescue (QCBR) to learn about Gracie’s tragic life story. They were more than happy to accommodate her. The dog was given to them for $200 by the owner. He didn’t want her any longer, according to Chelsea Muenzer, founder of (QCBR), since she “wasn’t getting pregnant anymore.”
“She yearned for human contact!” The Dodo spoke with Muenzer. “From the moment we met her, she instantly trusted us, and I swear I knew she was safe.”
Despite the horrors she was forced to endure, this kind spirit has not lost her desire to live.
People couldn’t help but fall in love with Gracie’s adorable attitude because she was excited about her new life and was so welcoming.
Gracie was put in a foster family after receiving much-needed medical assistance. Her carers adore her, and she is highly likely to stay with them for the rest of her life.
“Right now, she’s living the nice life,” Muenzer remarked. “She’s discovered a new love for warm blankets, sunshine walks, human youngsters, bubble baths, and cookies.”
Despite the fact that she now looks and acts like a completely different dog, much happier and healthier, she still has a lot to learn. She runs to the basement whenever she wants to use the restroom because she has done it for so long. Her family, on the other hand, is there to teach her what she needs to know while ensuring that she takes one step at a time.
Thankfully, the people who are in her life right now love her unconditionally.