When Soul Dog Rescue employees came across a skinny bitch standing alone on a busy stretch of highway, they knew they had to save her. They quickly realized that just approaching her would be a very difficult task.
She didn't want to have anything to do with us, and we didn't have a trap by which we could catch her. We knew, however, that she needed urgent help and there was no option to leave without her. – Soul Dog Rescue wrote on Facebook.
The female dog who lived on the highway
The dog that the rescuers later named Joss looked clearly ill and she was dealing with a severe case of tapeworm. The only sign of life that could be found on the stretch of highway where Joss lived was a local corn vendor who apparently knew the dog. The man told paramedics that Joss wasn't his, but he fed her corn whenever he could.
Said she had been there for weeks. He would give her a handful of corn whenever he could. It was probably the corn that kept her alive. Wirth admits.
Joss didn't want to leave her seat at first, but finally gave up when rescuers gave her wet food. Eventually we managed to put her in a cage.
She didn't want to come with us and didn't seem happy to be caught. Says Wirth.
But when Joss realized that her unexpected move had resulted in her getting regular, hearty meals, she gladly accepted the shift!
First time at home
She was always hungry. In the first week, I had to cut down on her food because she would eat until it burst. Says Wirth
After Joss was rescued from the highway, she ended up at Wirth's house for a full recovery. Shockingly, the man suspects that it was the first time a bitches in the house!
When she entered the house for the first time, she was terrified. She had no idea what was going on. Said Wirth.
She was just happy
For the first few weeks, Joss was very nervous and shy in front of her foster family, but after a while she finally got out of her shell!
By the end, she wanted to be everywhere with us. As soon as I turned around, she was sitting right next to me, looking me straight in the eye. She was just happy. – says Wirth.
From the highway to the loving home
Joss, whose new name is Coco, found her eternal people just weeks after she emerged from her shell at Wirth's house. She came to a loving home, surrounded by people who give her a lot of warmth and love every day.
She is so happy and just loves being in her house. And although I miss her, I know she is exactly where she belongs. – added Wirth.