It’s frightening to stay inside while a lightning storm is occurring outside. Outside seclusion is terrible.
Now picture yourself as a dog who is outside during a lightning storm and has nowhere to go or shelter to be found. It’s just terrible.
Thora and Levina, two abandoned German Shepherd sisters, experienced just that.
A few days prior, Katelyn Mannion, Kim Reid, and Fiona McClintock from Pets Lost And Found Fermanagh received a report about these two abandoned dogs that were stumbling about the huge Fermanagh County roadways.
Although they could see where they were from a distance, they were unable to reach them quickly enough since the dogs were frightened of people.
Katelyn Mannion told The Dodo, “We were feeling a little dejected since we couldn’t get close to them, and we just wanted to bring them to safety.
Their worst nightmare suddenly came true.
It will be more difficult for them to locate the two dogs because of the lightning storm that tore through the sky.
They looked for three days and found nothing, leaving them feeling hopeless. A local farmer eventually gave them a tip that the dogs had entered one of his outbuildings. As quickly as they could, the rescue squad arrived on the scene and located them.
However, their problems weren’t yet resolved.
The dogs wouldn’t let any of the three women close them because they were frightened of people.
“After some delicate coaxing with food, these two lovely girls allowed us to approach and secure them. They were both very hungry, and one of them suffered some wounds, but nothing from which we don’t anticipate a full recovery, according to Pets Lost and Found Fermanagh’s Facebook post.
The two canines are appreciative that the rescue crew didn’t give up looking for them even though they don’t completely trust humans yet. If they were ever located, who knows?
Even the three women were happy that they had been located and taken care of.
Katelyn continued, “It was a very strong, overpowering feeling of pure delight and exhilaration. “We were just so happy to have them in a guarded place. We were still quite concerned about their welfare. Several tears were shed, without a doubt.
They will undoubtedly cry some more because Lost Paws NI volunteered to cover their veterinary bills. Additionally, Little China Dog Rescue has offered to provide them with a temporary residence while they await adoption. Wow!
They were given the apt names Thora and Levina by Kim, one of their rescuers.
Levina was the Latin word for lightning, and Thora is the name of the Scandinavian thunder goddess. extremely symbolic names. And the two have done a great job adjusting to their foster homes.
Even humans have been allowed to rub their bellies!
Although they remain apprehensive of people, their foster parents are working one-on-one with them to help them regain their confidence and trust in people.
In addition to the excellent organizations that assisted in giving the two canines a new and better life, we are grateful to these lovely folks who never gave up searching for them.
Watch the video below to learn more about one more of Little China Dog Rescue’s rescue puppies!