A woman named Shannon is the mother of three dogs, so she is not a stranger to rescuing them, that’s why when she spotted a car pull up and dump a box near her home she feared the worst.
On her security footage you could see the white pick-up truck stop in a parking lot in the dark and drop a cardboard box then drive off.
The woman knew she had to investigate and find out why someone has the need to throw a box in the middle of the night.
When she went to check up inside the box she found a poor puppy in not such a good condition.
The poor animal was losing a lot of fur and needed water and food desperately.
The woman knew the little pit bull needed a lot of care.
“He was in such a terrible condition,” Shannon told The Dodo. “But he was still fighting and he was still hanging on.”
She named the new pup “Jiminy Cricket”, like the loveable cricket from the Pinocchio fairytale.
The dogs bones were visible and Shannon started the process to get his strength back and earn his trust.
At the beginning he was timid but then he felt he was being taken care off by an animal hero who was working to keep him safe.
The sweet furry recovered mentally and physically, he got his own bed in the house and got along great with other dogs, siblings and Shannon’s kids.
Soon he turned into the largest dog in the family, and Shanon took the decision for him to be the 4th rescued pooch of her family.
“This dog has been with us and has become such a part of our family,” Shannon added. “So we decided that Jiminy Cricket is staying with us and is going to be our fourth rescue dog.”
We need more animal heroes like Shannon.