Dog Abandoned in Park with Note

April Livingston | September 29th, 2018

Eric Maus is a dog walker who lives in the Brooklyn area of New York. He was on his typical walk with two dogs named Lily and Gouda, taking a long hike through Prospect Park. The trio turned a corner and came across an unusual sight: there was a very large pit bull lying on the ground and tied to a nearby tree. Eric looked around for the dog’s owner, but there was not a single person in sight. So, he and the two dogs approached the pit bull and he didn’t react: he was very gentle and sweet. As he got closer, Eric realized someone had written a note and attached it to a branch. The note said the dog’s name was Mamas and it also said:

“Take me home. I’m a great dog. Don’t let my size scare you. I’m sweet.”

Eric Maus//Facebook
Eric Maus//Facebook
Eric Maus//Facebook

Eric realized that someone had purposefully left Mamas in the park and he needed to do something for her. He posted her photo to a local Facebook group and soon the help started to pour in for her. A volunteer agreed to pick up Mamas and bring her to the Sean Casey Animal Rescue who had a kennel for her. Eric was able to get Mams to stand, but her weight and a possible bladder infection meant she was very slow moving.

Eric Maus//Facebook
Eric Maus//Facebook
Eric Maus//Facebook

Once she knew she was safe, Mamas relaxed and got comfortable with her rescuers. She was taken to a nearby veterinarian for a health screening and may need antibiotics for her infection. Once she gets the all clear and passes a stray hold, she will be available for adoption into a loving home. Though no one knows exactly what her past was like, it seems that her future is now very bright thanks to Eric.

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