Sadly, stray dogs often times get ignored by many people. Moreover, stray dogs with mange are being avoided and ignored because of their poor skin conditions.
These dogs are survivers, though. They look for any possible ways to get by daily, searching for food in garbage cans and using their charms to beg for attention from humans.
One mama dog in Houston, Texas, won the hearts of the employees of a beauty store. They provided the dog food while waiting for her to be rescued.
She had been straying behind the store, and it was evident that she has recently given birth. The dog obviously was hoping to be noticed and needed support, so she kept on hanging around for weeks, even if it was raining.
Erika and Sandro, employees at the store, started taking care of the stray dog by feeding her and treating her mangy skin. The dog was friendly and easy to approach, which made it easier.
The city of Houston has been dealing with a huge stray dog population. It is estimated that the city has more than a million stray dogs. Shelters in the city are full and can only accommodate more dogs when some dogs under their care are fostered or adopted.
People in Houston coming across the stray dog problem often times take care of them while they are on the streets and waiting to be rescued. While it is illegal to feed stray dogs, people do it anyway.
After a few days, the South Side Street Dogs Team came to the rescue, after Erika and Sandro had called to get the mama dog out of the streets.
Watch this video from the World Animal Awareness Society to know more about the story of mama dog’s rescue:
Video courtesy of World Animal Awareness Society via YouTube