A few rescuers saw a dog lying on the ground. The dog obviously needed urgent help as it was in terrible shape.
They didn’t know how he ended up there. Nobody in the area can tell where he came from either. This dog was extremely emaciated.
His eyes looked so sad and hopeless. Donna, one of the rescuers, brought her to the vet urgently. The vets needed to take it slow so his body could respond well to food and water.
They started giving him food and water in tiny amounts. They also made sure that he stayed warm. The dog would look up to the vets. His eyes seem to say that he is grateful for what they are doing.
The rescuers thought that bringing the dog, Riley outside, would do him some good. They placed him in a red wagon and pulled him around the neighborhood.
This somehow sparked something in him. Two days later, Riley started to make an effort to make himself get better. He started to stand and take a few steps. He still needed support, but it was a great effort in his part.
After a few days, he was able to stand without support. Riley started walking too. Riley was hopeful again since he saw how beautiful it was outside. That experience in the wagon gave him the strength to keep trying.
A kind man went to the shelter intending to adopt a dog. This man has been following Riley’s story for a while and wanted to adopt him. Riley excitingly gets a new family.
Riley was given a second chance the moment he was rescued. But his will was so strong. His will to live made him stand up and walk. Riley is a warrior who inspires people to get up and try.
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