Allen Boartfield is a regular volunteer with a nonprofit charity organization called Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue. He was awoken one morning by an upsetting phone call. The caller said that two small dogs, locked up in a small cage, were found next to a small mountain of trash outside in the curb in a neighborhood in Barstow, California.
According to Allen, who had already made hundreds of rescues because of his association with the nonprofit animal rescue group, he immediately went to the area and found the poor pups huddling together.
It was still a bit early in the morning. They might have stayed there for the night, or their owners left very early while it was still dark. The kind rescuer asked around, and he discovered that the dog’s owners were evicted from their home. They threw most of their old stuff away, but sadly, they included the two dogs.
The poor creatures were very frightened and confused. Although one of the dogs warmed up quickly to their rescuer, the other was still hesitant. Nevertheless, Allen was able to bring them to their facility.
The two were so bonded that they refused to be put on separate kennels. They would whine and bark if they were far apart. But since one of the dogs, which they named Catch, had a cold, they had to separate them.
The other dog, who they called Treasure, was severely matted. Most likely the result of neglect. Her condition was causing her a lot of pain, so they painstakingly remove the matted fur.
As the dogs recuperated from their health problems, they started to realize that the humans around them were there to help. They became more friendly and less anxious. Both had become sociable and would even lick the faces of the shelter staff.
As much as they wanted to keep the two together, they couldn’t find a family that wanted to take them both. But more importantly, the two dogs have been adopted and are now living in their forever homes.
Source: Suzette Hall via Facebook