Luckily, when all hope seemed gone, Big Mac got its well-deserved second chance to be happy
Big Mac is a poor puppy abandoned by his former owner at the McKamey Animal Center shelter in Tennessee. From one day to the next, that man who had always taken care of him decided to betray him. He presented himself in front of the volunteers and declared that he no longer had time for him. Thus, the dog found himself surrounded by unknown people and in a strange and frightening environment.
He began to behave in such a way aggressive and nervous with all. Lauren Mann, the head of the shelter, said:
We don’t know what his life environment was like before he came to us, but it was evident that he didn’t trust humans. He refused to eat and even to play in the yard. He needed someone patient and caring to help him believe in love again.
Big Mac becomes the oldest resident of the shelter
Unfortunately, his fears and behavior did not make him the perfect dog in the eyes of possible adopters who visited the facility. And soon, Big Mac became the older dog than the shelter.
When all seemed lost, a real thing happened miracle. After 260 days of his abandonment, the dog has left the door of the McKamey Animal Center forever.
One of the volunteers decided to adopt it as his pet and to open the doors of his heart and home to him.
When our colleague took him into foster care, he told us that the first night he slept for 12 hours straight. The next day he came out of his shell and started playing with his other dog and even with the cats of the house.
Today Big Mac is a completely dog different and returned to to trust of human beings. That cold box of a shelter represented for him a chain that prevented him from taking flight.
This story teaches us the suffering of puppies locked in kennels and what it means for them to find a family willing to love them and guide them in their life.
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