Sadly, it is still common to see stray dogs all over the place. There are many animal rescue agencies working hard to find good homes for stray dogs, we highly commend people like Elaine Seamans who have also undertaken personal efforts to help these adorable animals. She is the founder of the At-choo foundation, a pet rescue service that caters to helpless dogs like this cute animal that almost got killed if not for Seamans intervention.
In our interview Elaine Seamans said “I have always wondered how these dogs end up on the streets, exposed to all kinds of danger.” Animal rescue should be everyone’s responsibility.
Most of the time, the dog owner might not know their dogs have taken, there have been many cases where dogs were returned back to their owners, we are very thankful for that and it would have been awesome if that was always the case with strays.
It is also commendable when everyone within an earshot will abandon their activities when there is a call about a dog in danger, the collective efforts will always end up with the dog rescued and taken to an animal rescue facility.
Elaine had not been totally prepared for her experience with little butterscotch who ran into the road in front of her car as she drove back from the local animal shelter.
She said “I have rescued many dogs in the past so I have an idea how to go about this but seeing this adorable animal run into a busy street made me almost have a panic attack that it could be hit. I knew I had to have that dog rescued.” And so the chase began.
She looked so cute even in her state of panic, I knew she wouldn’t easily trust me and unfortunately, I couldn’t get any treats to make the chase shorter. It was difficult to tell the particular dog breed at that time but my instincts for pet rescue kicked in and I had to employ creative methods to earn her trust. As a dog owner, it is important to show your dog love. Dogs are the cutest animals; they become visibly thrilled when they are shown love and attention by their owners. A dog used to being loved would recognize the actions and this might make it easier to get the dog rescued in a dangerous situation.
After a while, I was able to get close enough to rub her head but any attempts to put on a leash and she would take off sprinting down the street, as much as it was cute to see sprint this way, I was scared she might get involved in an accident. I could tell she was hungry, I made this known to the people who were trying to help me and someone volunteered some snacks. She quickly picked up the scent of food, deciding if her satisfying her hunger was worth trusting a stranger did not take very long. As she had the meal, I slipped the leash on her neck.
It felt very good knowing that she was safe. The next step is to find a good accommodation for her and hopefully, someone might come looking for their pet. Everyone around was happy that I could get the dog rescued, she could easily have been hit by a fast moving car in her confusion while sprinting across the street.
I am happy this episode ended well, we named her butterscotch because she was so cute and we realized she loved hugs, butterscotch looked forward to snuggling up to everyone asking for a hug with her eyes, she is so adorable. She stayed at the pet rescue shelter for about two weeks before she was taken in by a very nice family. It means a lot to have a dog rescued, these adorable animals need the assistance of good dog owners to care and love them.
I check on butterscotch regularly, I am particularly interested in her development because the memories of the dog rescue drama still remain vivid in my memory. She has adapted to her new surroundings and she is receiving an enviable amount of love and care.
Elaine Seamans selfless service to the local animal shelter should be copied by many more people. It really brings joy and peace to help these animals, uniting them with their owners or finding new dog owners to take them in is a really big achievement.