A resident of the American city of Oakland was walking through a neighborhood and heard strange noises coming from a drain. It turned out to be a small puppy, who was very afraid and whimpered softly, sitting in the side drainage hole. The man and his girlfriend decided to help the poor thing right away.
It took about an hour to gain the dog’s trust first and then get him out of the gutter. The dog was trembling with fear when they pulled him out, but at the same time was very grateful to the guys for the rescue.
“We were just hanging out for a sec when I heard my girlfriend say, ‘Holy s—! A dog!’ I thought, ‘A dog?’” Vargas told The Dodo. “I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it. In this little side drain area, there was this little white dog. He was trapped.”
It’s unclear exactly how the dog ended up in this hard-to-reach place, but the people rescued him very just in time. The guys immediately took him to the vet – the doctors determined that the pooch had several problems that required treatment and may have been abused. The couple paid for all the treatments and took the pooch home.
“The doctor speculated that he may have been abused,” Vargas said, adding that he still hoped to find that the dog had loving owners looking for him. “There was no chip or ID. We called shelters. We checked lost and found, next-door neighbors.”
They interviewed people in the neighborhood and posted his photo on social media looking for owners. Unfortunately, no one was looking for the dog, so they decided to keep him! The pet was given the nickname Rusty.
Now Rusty is surrounded by love and care, and he is absolutely happy. He would never have dreamt of the life these guys gave him. Thank you for the rescue!
“After everything, we decided to love him. He’s ours,” Vargas said. “He’s bonded to me. I don’t know what his past was, but I’m trying to make his future better. I’ve been doing this for 12 years, and this is the craziest adventure I’ve had so far. I’ve never once saved a life. To get his love in return is just so rewarding.”