“He extended his paw to her, as if to plead, ‘Please assist me in getting out of here.'” According to kingdomstv.com, Florida Police Officer Angela Laurela recently got a report that two dogs had been tethered to polls on a street in Pompano. Due to the lack of a street camera in the vicinity, she was unable to determine how long they had been there or who had left them. Angela realized she had to move swiftly because it was a scorching hot day with temperatures reaching 100 degrees.
She discovered a frail-looking dog chained to a pole and unable to move much.
“He was tethered to a pole by a short leash, malnourished and dehydrated, with every bone and rib protruding.” The dog, now known as Liam, extended its paw to touch the police officer’s palm and bent its head. “She simply moved up to him gently and extended her hand, and he kind of cowered and gave her his paw as if to say, ‘Please help me get out of here,'” says the author.
Liam was clearly in need of special care, so the officer contacted a group of 100+ abandoned canines in the Florida Everglades. Despite the fact that the rescue center was overburdened, they welcomed Liam without hesitation.
Liam is eating more than ever before, regaining strength, and going to the vet on a regular basis.
“He’s surrounded by affection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He is fed every hour on the hour to acclimate his body… He’s having a great time right now since we have volunteers making batches of boiled chicken and rice for him.” Liam is a bright spot in the day. “He loves everything, and this dog has no nasty bones,” Roman explained. “It says it all to me because, despite everything he’s been through, he’s still appreciative and forgiving.”
Every dog deserves a second chance, which is why shelters and rescue organizations are so important.
“I think humanity can definitely learn a thing or two from dogs such as Liam, it just restores your faith.”