Suzette Hall receives daily news about stray dogs in Irvine, California. But when she read an urgent appeal about a dog thrown out of a car on a train track, she immediately took action.
The faithful dog, a black Labrador mix, refused to leave the place where he last saw his owners. Although it was dangerous on the railroad tracks, he lay down right where he was left and waited. Despite severe hunger, Labrador nevertheless did not look for food for fear that her family would return and not find the dog in place.
“They are always waiting to be abandoned because they are very loyal and hope that the person will definitely come back for them,” said Hall The Dodo. “I was so afraid that he would be hit by a train … The girl who first noticed him said that he barely moved despite the fact that the train came close to him.”
When Hall got to the railroad tracks, she found the dog exactly where the Good Samaritan had said. “First, the dog stood up and ran towards me. Then I threw him a piece of chicken. But halfway through, the dog stopped,” said Hall. “Labrador was very frightened and clearly hesitated.”
Hall set a trap with chicken and hot dogs and hid so as not to scare the dog. She was worried that she would have to wait a long time before the dog dared to accept her food.
“Sometimes when I catch a dog, I wait so long it’s like watching paint dry,” Hall shared. “That day, in order to save the dog, I had to spend the night in my car. Yes, the process may be delayed, but I do not give up.
However, the abandoned dog was so hungry that he returned a few minutes later for food and fell into the trap. Hall named the dog Soldier and immediately took her to the vet for a checkup.
The soldier was at the Camino Pet Hospital while Hall looked for a loving, adoptive family for him. In the hospital, the cute puppy received therapeutic baths, dog food, and surrounded by the caress of the medical staff, even began to wag his tail.
Thanks to Hall, the faithful dog will find a new family that will appreciate and love him and give him the life he deserves. It may take some time, but the Soldier is willing to wait.