An abandoned collie in Mechanicsburg, Pennslyvania, has finally been taken into a shelter after avoiding rescue attempts for several days.
The dog, a 10-year-old female now named Carla, had been waiting in a park for her owners to return for several weeks in mid-January. She ran and hid whenever anyone made an attempt to approach her, meaning she was left alone in the park exposed to the cold weather.
Worried locals got in touch with Janine Guido, the founder of well-known local animal rescue and rehabilitation centre Speranza Animal Rescue. Relying on sightings reported by the Mechanicsburg community, Guido launched a campaign to find and save the dog.
Source: Janine Guido
Guido tried to raise awareness about Carla through Speranza Animal Rescue's Facebook page:
Ever wonder what dog dumped by her owners does? Sits and watches. Waiting for her family to come back.
While word about the abandonded dog spread through the Mechanicsburg community, Guido made regular visits to the park, attempting to gain the dog's trust when she was able to find her:
No neighbors recognize her. No lost reports with police. Sadly, we believe she was dumped and that's why she was staying in that same spot.
You can support Speranza Animal Rescue and the incredible work they do by clicking here, making a donation and helping them to continue saving animals.
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