Terrified Stray Dog Gets New Family

April Livingston | March 30th, 2019

A dog named Meatloaf was abandoned on the streets of Florida, leaving him to fend for himself. While wandering the streets he was hit by a car and the person who hit him called animal control for help. That’s where the Rescue Animals in Need (RAIN) organization pulled him for help. Poor Meatloaf had experienced an accident, but it was clear he had been through much more. Meatloaf had mange and skin infections, was twenty pounds underweight and also had an ear infection in both ears. He was terrified of everything and had injuries on his face and body that make rescuers think he was used as a bait dog.

Meatloaf had been through so much and he was so scared, but he never stopped wagging his tail when rescuers worked with him. He was placed in a foster home to recover and once he was better it was time to find him a forever home. His foster mom knew it was important to find just the right family for him so he had the best possible chance to recover from his past. Then, a woman named Brittney Strugala came along. Brittney was helping her friend find a dog, but when she saw Meatloaf she knew he would be the perfect dog for her and her fiancé. They already had a pitbull named Sky, but there was one problem: their apartment wouldn’t allow them to have a second dog. So, Brittney and her fiancé moved so they could adopt Meatloaf.

While Meatloaf had already recovered from his physical ailments, he was still very scared. He was easily startled by loud noises and new experiences, but in his new home he was comforted by his dog sister sky and his new parents. Meatloaf is now inseparable from his dog sister and family and is finally coming out of his shell and his goofy, loving personality has emerged.

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Brittney Strugala//Facebook
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