Imagine spending most, if not whole your life chained and unable to see the beauties this world has to offer. We can all agree that’s not much of a life, right? The sad reality is that many dogs who are kept at breeding farms share the faith of being held in captivity for crimes they didn’t do.
This might be one of the biggest reasons why people should always consider adopting over buying a furry pal.
Odin is a dog who was kept in awful conditions. Chained and severely neglected, he spent his life outdoors all year round.
“Odin was involved in a very severe neglect and abuse case. Someone concerned called in about his condition and several other dogs condition at a property. The scene was like something out of a nightmare. Odin was clinging to life, severely underweight, with several skin infections, mange, intestinal worms, heartworms, and extremely broken teeth. He was hardly recognizable as a dog, much less a majestic malamute,” Odin the Rescue Malamute Funds Facebook page says.
Luckily, Sydney Schelkopf was willing to take the dog in and nurture him to health until he was ready to move to a forever home.
“Poor Odin looked like he was taken straight out from a nightmare,” foster mom Schelkopf told The Dodo. “He was emaciated, almost completely hairless, covered in wounds, with cracked and broken teeth, and incredibly weak. He had a putrid smell to him from his horrible skin infections. Basically whatever could be wrong, was with this poor guy!”
He never had a chance to experience what it felt like to be loved and cared for. He didn’t even know how to act around humans. The pup was totally confused. So much, that he didn’t know how to be happy for his new, pain-free life.
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