You can’t have a rainbow without a little rain, and for this little dog, the side of a rainy road turned out to be exactly the perfect spot to be lost and found. One of Romania’s most beloved dog rescuers drives down that road each day and noticed the abandoned dog, waiting patiently beside the bag she was dumped in. Here begins a Cinderella story…
“I saw this tiny girl Friday night,” explains rescuer Norica Prigoana who runs the Magic Land shelter in Gherla, Romania. “She was sitting in the cold and rain near the bag in which was abandoned. She was very scared and distrustful. I left her food and the next morning was the same rain and cold.”
“This darling was wet and shivering so I decided that must do everything to gain her trust because my heart was broken all night. I could not sleep thinking about her. Patiently, I sat down in the heavy rain and began to throw pieces of meat closer and closer until she had trust and approached near enough I managed to take in her in my arms.”
And Norica wasted no time. She immediately went to work deworming this dog she now calls Agatha, and in a few days, Agatha will begin vaccinations. Once the dog puts on a bit of weight, she will be spayed and readied for international adoption.
“Agatha was resigned to that bag where she was abandoned in the hope that her owner would return to take her home,” Norica said. “This loyalty comes even that her condition was deplorable and clearly speaks about her life including the neck scars from her chain.”
“Agatha is full of love and ready to share her love with a forever family,” Norica continues. “I’m so happy and grateful to God to have helped her leave that cold and dangerous place. She is a sensitive angel with a golden heart and a gentle face. She would not have survived in the public dog pound.”
Questions about adopting Agatha may be left in the form of a message on the Hope for Animals Gherla Facebook page.
From these darling angels, I learn what it means to be strong.
Harmony Fund is sponsoring Agatha’s care and we regularly provide food for all the dogs at Norica’s rescue center. Please make a donation to help Norica’s rescue center!