Tiny is a stray pit bull that was rescued from the streets and brought to the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia. Unfortunately, no one really wanted to adopt him, and his health was not good. He eventually ended up being on the shelter’s kill list. The poor pooch would have perished, but a rescuer came in right as he was being euthanized.
Taking the dog out of the shelter
Candace Scheirer, the president of a nonprofit rescue organization called Noah’s Ark Rescue Project and Sanctuary, saw Tiny’s photo on Facebook, and she felt sad when she read that the adorable pooch was going to be killed.
As a devoted dog lover, she couldn’t bear the thought of the dog being euthanized. So she contacted the local shelter right away and told them that she was willing to take Tiny. Candace knew that she had to act fast to save the dog’s life.
Someone from the shelter called Candace and told her that Tiny was still at the shelter and time was running out. His health was also declining rapidly. The kind dog rescuer told the shelter staff that her group is already making plans. They needed to make sure that the dog would have a smooth transition once they take him.
But somehow, a miscommunication happened. On the day that they were going to get Tiny out of the shelter, she was scheduled to be put to sleep.
In the nick of time
When the rescuers arrived at the shelter, Tiny was already given a tranquilizer, the first injection administered before a deadly concoction of chemicals are used. They were already halfway in killing the dog.
Candace called right away and told them that they still wanted to get Tiny. So the rescuers took the heavily sedated dog. The dog slept for the whole day, and when he woke up, he was just fine. He stayed in a foster home for a while, and his loving surroundings helped him become healthier and happier.
After a few weeks, he was put up for adoption, and a couple snatched him right away. According to his new owners, Tiny settled in right away.
Source: Noah’s Ark Rescue Project and Sanctuary – aka NARPS via Facebook