Officer Boone of the Richmond Animal Care and Control Department responded to a call about a dog that had been chained to a pole and abandoned.
When the cop arrived, he discovered an elderly Schnauzer-Poodle mix chained to a post on a hot Virginia street corner with nothing to eat or drink.
As he studied the situation more closely, he noticed a note written on a small piece of cardboard attached to his chain.
“My name is Oreo,” the note said. I am over a decade old. I’m worried about something. My previous owner died. I’m actually rather good. “I’m in desperate need of a home.”
The aged dog could hardly see or hear, and he was terrified as well as overwhelmed.
Following a medical evaluation, he was promptly placed into RACC’s care. Oreo was initially terrified, but as they began to hold him more tightly, he began to relax and feel more at ease.
He was fortunate in that, aside from losing his sight and hearing, he stayed healthy. It was now time to find this elderly dog a home where he could spend his golden years. Thankfully, it didn’t take long!
Oreo drew the attention of a woman in Fredericksburg who wanted to welcome him into her home.
Oreo now has a new puppy sister to play with and 5 acres to run around on. His golden years will be the most memorable of his life!
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