In Canada, a heart-wrenching situation unfolded as a dog was left chained up by its owners for an unimaginable 10 years. The poor animal suffered from severe neglect, abuse, hunger, and exposure to the cold weather. Neighbors who witnessed the pitiable state of the dog were understandably concerned and couldn’t bear to see it continue any longer. Eventually, one of them decided to take action and called upon the Animal Advocates Society of BC (AAS) to rescue the dog on a freezing night, amidst heavy snowfall.
When AAS reached the dog, it was heartbreaking to see her in such a pitiful state. She was covered in dirt, her thick fur matted and unkempt, and she was lying in her own feces amidst the frozen mud. This poor creature had been living outside without any comforts such as a warm blanket, toys, or even a bone to chew on. Often deprived of food and water, this old dog had been battling against the harsh elements of wind, rain, snow, and sleet.
The poor animal had to go through more than just neglect as her owners abused her by urinating on her from their porch. According to Wide Open Pets, the neighbors have claimed that they contacted the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) several times over the past ten years, but no action was ever taken.
Assistance finally found its way to them after one of the individuals made the decision to reach out to the AAS.
As soon as they received the report, the AAS quickly rushed to the location where the poor dog was being mistreated, and took photos of her deplorable state. They were able to save her from her cruel owners who had been abusing her. The AAS gave her a new name, Judith, as she had previously been called Judas by her abusers. Judith was in a terrible condition, severely underweight, dehydrated, and had hip injuries that made it difficult for her to move around. The AAS volunteers came to her aid by carefully shaving off her matted fur.
Having freed herself from the matted fur, she was finally able to wag her tail once more. She was content under the care of her saviors and appreciated being the focus of attention, something she had probably never experienced before. Judith’s new family consisted of Mike and Elisa, who adored her. Despite her injured hips, she was able to move about independently thanks to a donated cart. They took her on adventures everywhere they went, including camping trips.
During their travels, they stumbled upon a quaint cottage where Judith had the time of her life chasing squirrels with the help of her trusty wheels. The lake was another playground for her; she didn’t even need the cart to splash around in the water happily. Judith’s story had become somewhat of a crowd-puller wherever she went, and she revelled in the attention. Her caregivers showered her with love, and as a result, she enjoyed her last 18 months to the fullest. After her time on this earth, filled with laughter, warmth, and love, Judith passed away peacefully. Check out the video below for more heartwarming moments from Judith’s life.