“[The neighbor] opened the door to show me that the other dog was inside, and she said that [the owner] didn’t want the dog that was outside anymore and they were just going to leave it out there,”Theresa Sumpter, founder of ther rescue told The Dodo. “So I went ahead and said, ‘Yes, we’ll take the dog. She’s obviously injured and she’s cold and she can’t be out in this weather.’”
They fittingly named the dog “Blizzard,” and carried her into their truck, where she curled up into a ball and fell asleep.
She was probably just so relieved to finally be safe and warm. They then took her to the vet to treat her swollen and frostbitten paws.
The next day, she went to live with a foster who already had two other rescue dogs. She gets along great with her new doggy friends and loves every human she meets. She is extremely friendly and sweet, despite everything she has been through.
Unfortunately, this family did the wrong thing by leaving their unwanted dog outside in the freezing snow. If you ever witness anything like this, contact authorities or a rescue immediately.
Shelters are always happy to take in unwanted animals.