A pit dog mix called Emmy was left outdoors and unattended last week as the temperature plummeted below freezing. The terrified senior dog had no option but to curl up into a ball for warmth after being abandoned by her family in Ecorse, Michigan, during a snowstorm. She could only pray that someone would discover her and take her in.
Emmy was fortunate enough to be found by rescue workers just as a little coating of snow was beginning to form on her fur.
According to Lauren Boesen, a board member at P.O.E.T. Animal Rescue, “She’d been outdoors for a day and a half in the extreme cold.” This information was shared with The Dodo. It was something like two degrees Fahrenheit outside with gusts blowing at thirty miles per hour.
Emmy is presently in the care of P.O.E.T. Animal Rescue, but her rescue was a collaborative effort that consisted of numerous organizations working together to pick her up from her icy position outdoors and get her to a veterinarian who could provide her with the medical treatment that she required.
The Friends of River Rouge Animal Shelter was the first group to learn about Emmy, and they promptly put out a need for assistance on social media as soon as they did so. After seeing the post, the director of a local clinic that does spay and neuter surgeries, known as The PAWS Clinic, volunteered to send the puppy to a veterinarian. She took Emmy to the Pet Care Clinic in Lincoln Park, where a group of veterinarians performed a comprehensive checkup on the pet.
Boesen described her appearance as “very gaunt.” “Everyone had a sneaking suspicion that she wasn’t going to make it,” you said.
Emmy had pressure sores on both her elbows and knees, in addition to being underweight, and she was covered with fleas all over her body. The group of veterinarians determined that her age was probably anywhere between 8 and 9 years old.
According to what Boesen claimed, “She was most likely confined in a cage for a very long length of time.” “It is clear that she does not have a pleasant history.”
After taking a closer look, they came to the conclusion that Emmy needed to be sent to an emergency veterinary facility as soon as possible. At that point, her good friends from P.O.E.T. Animal Rescue came to the rescue.
According to what Boesen said, “a few of our board members stopped everything to pick her up from the veterinary hospital and transport her to the emergency clinic.” They said that they found her curled up in a ball in the trunk of the vehicle.
Emmy was taken into the care of an emergency veterinary team not more than a few hours after she was first rescued off of a wintry roadway. In light of the fact that she was still shivering uncontrollably, their priority was to get her core temperature back up and treat her wounds.
Within a matter of minutes, all of the members of the emergency vet team fell head over heels in love with Emmy.
According to Boesen, “They said that she just perked up and that she was the nicest girl,” and that she constantly welcomed anyone who was coming in to care for her by wagging her tail. “They said that she just perked up and that she was the loveliest girl.”
Emmy’s fever had returned to normal by the time Saturday morning rolled around, and she was prepared to be placed in a foster family. When Boesen went to pick her up, she was astounded by how much of a change had taken place in the dog’s demeanor in only the previous day since she had been rescued.
According to what Boesen claimed, “She came out to the lobby with her tail wagging.” “After she met us, she began pleading with the other guests in the foyer to pet her,” said the guest.
Before continuing on to her foster home, Boesen and Emmy made a pit stop at the P.O.E.T. Animal Rescue, and immediately after arriving there, she made herself at home.
When Boesen brought the dog to the shelter, one of the first things the dog did was climb onto the couch. “One of the first things she did when I carried her here,” Boesen said. “I could not believe it.”
Boesen could sense that Emmy was prepared to go into a warm and welcoming home, and he knew that an experienced foster family was eagerly awaiting the opportunity to take her in.
Emmy is already getting the affection that she has always earned, despite the fact that her placement in the foster family is just temporary. The rescued puppy was seen cuddled up with her foster canine siblings, all of whom were dressed in holiday jammies that matched each other, two days after the incident that led to their rescue.
Emmy will soon be eligible for foster care once again, and Boesen is keeping her fingers crossed that the house she goes to next will be the one she resides in for the rest of her life.
Boesen described her as “the most lovely girl there ever was.” “She is deserving of everything.”