Memories of abuse can psychologically scar a dog and change their perspective toward humans permanently. The dog in this story is a homeless German Shepherd named Rain, that was found hiding under a van for many days.
Rain would plaster herself versus the wall behind the vehicle out of worry, and shiver uncontrollably whenever anyone approached her.
The neighborhood informed the animal welfare group “Hope For Paws” concerning Rain’s behavior. Soon, a couple of rescuers came to the location to assist Rain. Rescuer Loreta was the first to reach out to Rain with a cheeseburger. However Rain totally shut the rescuer out with her frightened body language and her heart-wrenching wails.
The rescue group was surprised to hear Rain’s troubling “humanlike” cries as she scrambled to leave them. It was hard to imagine the type of abuse she endured that made her vocalize her pure worry in such an intense manner. She was frightened and expressed it in a way that the rescuers had never ever heard in their lives.
Rain hid under the car and prayed for the rescuers to go away. She then snuck into a nasty gap to create more distance between her and the rescuers. However, the rescue team sealed the perimeter with an internet, while Loreta retrieved Rain with the help of a gentle snare.
Also after the rescue, Rain’s eerie humanlike cries and expressions of heartbreak simply didn’t stop. With much effort, the rescuers protected her in a crate and rushed her to a hospital for a health check up. Thankfully, Rain slowly noticed the great intentions of her rescuers and she calmed down considerably during her bath!
Rain’s mental healing after her rescue was unbelievable! She expanded so caring and cuddly in her foster home that she found a forever family members within 2 weeks of rescue. She is now called “Sassy Pants Dunbar”– an epic name to fit her goofball character.
She spends her days hanging out with her dog sibling and requiring limitless belly rubs from her amative humans! She totally did a total turnaround after her rescue and we’re so pleased for her!