Over the past year, a woman found a neglected dog in her neighbourhood and returned every day to feed her. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.
It has been over a year since Laura Seymour first fell in love with a neglected dog in her neighbourhood, and now, they have become virtually inseparable.
Seymour was surprised to discover that the pup was extremely friendly and well-behaved. However, she was also heartbroken to see that the dog did not have food or water in its bowl.
Seymour began stopping by the pup’s doghouse three times a week so she could fill up its food and water bowls. She also began calling the pup Takia.
When she could no longer stand to see Takia left out in the doghouse every day and night, she called animal control. To her dismay, the officers called her back later the very same day and informed her that as long as Takia had food, water, and a doghouse, then she was not necessarily being neglected.
To her dismay, the officers called her back later the very same day and informed her that as long as Takia had food, water, and a doghouse, then she was not necessarily being neglected.
Regardless, Seymour continued to take care of Takia for a full year, although she had given up on ever trying to rescue the pup – until she introduced Takia to her mother, who encouraged her to phone animal control one more time.
The very next day, Seymour received a call from animal control officers informing her that Takia’s owner had been forced to surrender the pup. Not only that, they were looking for someone to adopt Takia—and Seymour was delighted to volunteer.
A neighbour of Takia’s former owner recently commented on the entirety of the situation, noting that: “I am so glad got her!” wrote the neighbour…I live next door and we also fed her and called animal control and they would tell us the same thing about the house. My husband would bring her food and water and my sister-in-law across the street would too.”
Since adopting Takia into her home, Seymour says that the 5-year-old Akita is now a “changed dog”, one who enjoys the perks of being a dog, sleeping on her bed every night and roaming around Seymour’s property in Virginia.