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Lenny was Dumped in 0 Weather!

[b]Lenny is a little dog who was dumped at the end of Buckland Road and lived on his own, in the cold, for at least 8 days.

Image -  - This is the spot near the road where Lenny sat for over eight days, waiting for whoever dumped him to come back and pick him up.

This is the spot near the road where Lenny sat for over eight days, waiting for whoever dumped him to come back and pick him up.

He waited in the same spot by the road where he was dumped.

It seems that this is a common phenomenon that dogs who are dumped wait for their human to come back, thinking their being left behind was some terrible mistake.

I tried in vain to get a hold of this little dog, knowing an arctic blast was on its way. There is often an eagle looming in this area, and he was but a pup... a purebred what-cha-ma-call-it.

I kept driving food to him but he'd not allow me to touch him. I tried explaining to him that I was there to help. Each time I attempted to grab him he'd high-tail it for the trees along the creek across the harvested corn field. Man could he run fast! Every night, I laid awake in bed wondering if he was safe or if an owl or coyote had killed him. How could I force myself to NOT think about this little, defenseless guy?

An entire week had passed and last Saturday I decided to attend Carol's Tag Sale. It was down around the corner of Buckland, about a quarter mile from the spot the little dog had hung out all week.

Image -  - Lenny acted as if he wanted help, but he was too afraid to let anyone pick him up, poor little fellow. He took off like a bold of lightning each time I reached out for him.

Lenny acted as if he wanted help, but he was too afraid to let anyone pick him up, poor little fellow. He took off like a bold of lightning each time I reached out for him.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I pulled up in the yard and parked! About 8 people were gathered around this little dog giving him all sorts of treats... soda crackers... chips... and a neighbor guy brought over dog treats. He was working the crowd for food. I tried for three hours to get him to come to me. As others came to the tag sale and left most would attempt to get a hold of this little guy who was very hungry and wanted help, but was too afraid to make direct contact with someone's hand.

I kept offering all of the newcomers $15 to whoever could get a hold of him. Most everyone tried. After all, Carol's Tag Sales are pretty cool, and who didn't want to be able to by $15 more worth of stuff!

Image -  - Lenny had no idea why he was left all alone on a country road without food, water and shelter.

Lenny had no idea why he was left all alone on a country road without food, water and shelter. "HEY!" he thought. "Where are you going?"

I finally called Terry and asked him to bring two double cheeseburgers plain.

Within ten or fifteen minutes, Terry was there with a sack from Wendy's. He had tossed the little dog about 3/4 of one of the double cheesburgers when he was somehow able to quickly reach out and grab his neck. The pup squealed loudly as though he was really being hurt (he wasn't!). Terry said even if he had bitten him he wouldn't have left go, because he too knew that the he would perish if not helped. The sub zero weather was on its way. Temperatures were expected to plumet that night to below zero.

Terry placed the little dog I had been trying to rescue in my arms, and he began whimpering and licking my face. I zipped him in my coat and headed off to the vet's office in Fostoria. The entire way he shivered against my chest, whimpering as he licked my chin and nose.

I can honestly say that never before in my life have I felt so filled up. Never. It is an amazing feeling to know that you are doing exactly what you are suppose to be doing. The girls at the vet's office made a big fuss over "Lenny" and I hated to leave him there, but we have no available foster homes. I now have 52 animals at my house that I care for each day (and they are WELL cared for!).

Image -  - Lenny and I. You can't help but love this little guy! Just look at him!

Lenny and I. You can't help but love this little guy! Just look at him!

On the way home, tears fell continuously down my cheeks. I couldn't believe how "awakened" I felt. It was as though I was driving my truck through the clouds.

I was overcome with joy and compassion. Had someone offered me a million bucks that day to trade the experience of that morning, I wouldn't have made the trade.

Making a difference, one life at a time, is priceless.

Yes, rescue can really tire you out and all of the worry and sleepless nights can certainly taken a toll on your health, but in the end, isn't trying to make life a little better in some way, a little more gentle, a little more comassionate all that really matters? S.P.A. is attempting to plant as many seeds of compassion as we are able to so when our time comes, we won't be haunted by thinking, "We could have done more."

Two Days Later... Then, on Monday morning we rescued a dog on Baker Road, another dog who had been dumped. Her back feet were frozen. She had slept under a pine tree for over two weeks (according to the neighbors on Baker Road), alone, with no food or water. We have named her Misty Meadows, and she, too, is now safe and sound at the vet's office lying on a nice warm blanket with plenty of food and water. You can read Misty Meadow's story by accessing our home page.

Life is comprised of both suffering and compassion, isn't it?

Image -  - Lenny is looking for a forever home where he will be loved for the rest of his life and kept safe! He is fully vetted and weighs about 25 - 30 pounds.

Lenny is looking for a forever home where he will be loved for the rest of his life and kept safe! He is fully vetted and weighs about 25 - 30 pounds.

We can all make a difference, one life at a time.

Lenny was adopted by a father and his son from New Jersey where he continues to be dearly loved.

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Thanks for your support, which enables us to continue to save worthy lives like Lenny's.

Barbara McGrady

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS, INC.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~The Dalai Lama

Image -  - An S.P.A. volunteer named Pam went to the vet's office to spend some time with Lenny. She said she coudln't believe what a happy little fellow he is. He was all about the hugs and kisses. He seems to have a real interest in kissing noses and chins!

An S.P.A. volunteer named Pam went to the vet's office to spend some time with Lenny. She said she coudln't believe what a happy little fellow he is. He was all about the hugs and kisses. He seems to have a real interest in kissing noses and chins!

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