Found roaming the desolate desert area in New River, a small, scared, matted, white pup was picked up by a very kind passerby.
Not sure whom to call, the Good Samaritan turned to Anthem Pets in nearby Anthem, Arizona, for help. Within hours, the dog had been picked up by volunteers from the organization and taken to Daisy Mountain Veterinary Clinic.
There the dog got a much needed exam and was re-hydrated and fed. Meanwhile, Anthem Pets volunteers were busy on the phones trying to find a foster home for the needy pup.
The next morning, once the dog was feeling better, it was treated to a full hair cut, finally showing rescuers what type of breed was hiding under the mass of fur. This poodle-mix was now ready to go to a foster home.
Anthem Pets did not disappoint. They had a new foster home ready and waiting. The pup was transported, and is doing very well.
The fact that this dog survived in the harsh desert climate, for who knows how long, is nothing short of a miracle. The fact that it was sighted and able to be picked up is also amazing. Still another thing making this story so unique, is the incredible efforts shown by so many to get this dog completely turned around in less than 24 hours. This is a testament of what caring people can do when they come together for a common good. Job well done to all involved.
Anthem Pets is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Donations can be made here:http://anthempets.org/