This Abandoned Dog Was So Scared That She Couldn’t Make Eye Contact With Anyone

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Loretta's owners abandoned her at the beginning of May at the San Bernardino City shelter in California, reports The Dodo.

 

loretta-abandon-sauvetage-peur-1Source: Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue

 

The poor animal, used for non-stop reproduction, was abandoned when she was no longer "useful" to her breeders. Loretta likely had given birth to a litter just before being handed over to the shelter. The dog was petrified and traumatized. Kelly Reeves, president of the association Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, explained:

 

I’ve never met a dog so fearful. She was too afraid to walk. I had to carry her to my car, in and out of the vet and into my house. She buried her head anywhere she could and stayed flat on the floor, hoping to become invisible.

 

loretta-abandon-sauvetage-peur-2Source: Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue

 

Loretta also refused to make eye contact with anyone around her. Thankfully, she was placed with a foster family who helped her open up. Kelly confided that Loretta started walking by herself, and even started wagging her tail. She concluded:

 

We want her to learn to feel safe in a home and around people, gain confidence and get used to being in a family situation before she’s adopted.

 

loretta-abandon-sauvetage-peur-3Source: Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue

 

You can help support Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue by clicking here to make a donation!

 

Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

 

If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.

 

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