There are some dogs and cats who do not get the affection they deserve, and one such animal is a puppy called Hank. Although he had a family who seemed to take care of him, they eventually left him in the woods with a few dog supplies. Unfortunately, Hank was left on his own with a broken leg, a bag of food he couldn’t open, some used toys, and his dog bed.
Luckily, someone who saw Hank in the woods contacted the local animal shelter, and a volunteer was sent out to save him from being left alone in the forest. When they found him, Hank was sitting quietly on his dog bed, behaving like a good boy.
According to authorities Hank had been abandoned for about two weeks before he was rescued:
“Only a puppy at eight months old yet has been through so much. His tail started wagging once he knew he was being taken to the veterinary hospital. We cannot imagine why anyone would dump him with a broken leg. Left him with his bed, toys, and food in the woods. Whoever you are, please know that Hank is now safe and will never ever be hurt again,” Humans and Animals United wrote on their Facebook page.
At first, they were worried that he might become aggressive during the rescue since he was in survival mode but were pleasantly surprised to find that he had a different demeanor.
“He was nothing but love from the moment they got him,” Rosa Fond, founder of Humans and Animals United, said. “Everybody says that he’s the sweetest dog.”
After rescuing him, shelter staff then brought Hank to the vet, where they found that he’d been suffering from a broken leg. According to doctors, Hank had received this injury more than two weeks before being rescued.
That’s why he never moved from his bed in the woods, they said. It was simply too painful.
Hank’s injury required extensive surgery, so the shelter reached out to Humans and Animals United for help.
Fond instantly agreed to take him into their care and give him the medical intervention he desperately needed.
She took the pup to a local veterinary hospital, where he’s currently staying for a bit. Hank’s scheduled to have his life-changing surgery soon but has to gain a little bit of weight first. In the meantime, he’s loving the daily love and cuddles he gets from the veterinary staff.
Adoption requests for Hank have been pouring in ever since Humans and Animals United posted about him on their Facebook page, but Fond says that no one has been selected yet.
“He’s gonna have a little bit of a journey to go through before he’s fully adoptable,” Fond said. “But he’s safe now and he’ll never, ever be hurt again.”