Abandoned at an empty house with no food or water, Slim the pit bull mix endured cruelty that no dog should have to experience. When he was rescued, he was emaciated and barely alive, but was taken in time to the Ashland County Dog Shelter in Ohio.
For two long years, Slim waited at the shelter for someone to welcome him into their family.
Scared and lonely, he found comfort from his only friend: a single bucket. It was truly a heartbreaking sight to behold.
After so much time at the shelter, Slim had developed anxiety and rejected any toy he was given. His bucket was his only source of comfort, and he held on to it as if his life depended on it.
The staff at the shelter described Slim as sweet, loving, and playful—why anyone would abandon him is unthinkable.
At long last, Slim got the happy ending he’d been waiting for. A non-profit organization called the Forget Me Not Animal Rescue connects dogs in need with foster and adoptive families by posting the dogs’ profiles online. They matched Slim with a foster family, who fell head over heels in love with him.
In fact, they couldn’t imagine ever letting Slim go, and decided to adopt him permanently!
With his new family, Slim is now doing much better than he was at the shelter.
Never again will he have to suffer neglect and loneliness. He is surrounded by love and care, and is as healthy and happy as he can ever be thanks to his rescuers and the many people who took part in helping him find a forever family.
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