In Riverside County, in the tiny community of Homeland, good Samaritan, Jerry Weese witnessed a heartless culprit throw a young three-month-old puppy out of a car window onto the busy street of Palm Ave.
"I heard barking and yelping early Saturday morning and heard a car squeal away. My wife and mother-in-law walked towards the noise and saw a little, undernourished black pit bull puppy probably no more than three-months-old," explained Weese to animal advocate Angela Halfman.
Weese, unable to keep the defenseless but sweet little dog, didn't want to take the puppy to Animal Control for fear the puppy would be euthanized. Instead he remembered he had recently read an article about dog rescue in the Press-Enterprise of Riverside County and contacted Angela Halfman of ARK Animal Rescue; and even though the organization is currently too full to accept anymore dogs, Halfman was going to make sure this little pooch had a future.
The puppy survived his ordeal with only a swollen nose, but has not been medically checked. Meanwhile the Weese family have been caring for the puppy:
'My wife and I have compassion for an animal that shows up at our door scared and hungry," Jerry explained. Yesterday he ate all of the cat food that was outside, and my wife went out and purchased dog food. Poor little guy was so hungry."
And just as she promised, Angela networked, which included reaching out to Eldad Hager of Hope for Paws for immediate financial assistance, and also meeting with Kelly Reeves of Paw Prints in the Sand, who graciously offered to accept the puppy into her program. He has been named Maverick, and will never worry about being neglected or abused again.
Many thanks to all of the volunteers who made this rescue possible. It does take a village to save each and every dog; and again it has been accomplished and here is another happy ending.
Maverick will be arriving at Paw Prints in the Sand on Monday. Click here on the organization's Facebook page for his grand arrival and the beginning of his new life.
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The puppy's rescuer states the friendly, little black pit bull mix was not hurt and is currently curled up, relieved to have been fed and cared for, in the rear of his home.
At this time a volunteers are hoping to raise funds to attract a local rescue organization into taking this innocent little victim.