As Valinda Cortez was heading towards a store in North Carolina, she stumbled upon a dog that was in a deplorable state. The poor animal was soaked from the rain and had a facial expression that portrayed hopelessness and defeat towards life.
Vᶏlindᶏ realized that she needed to help the child immediately. Reflecting on the situation, she said, “I felt a heavy heart as I stepped out of the car. The young girl had been through a lot, exposed to rain and cold outside. She seemed at ease, but it was apparent that she had been left behind.”
A lady approached the dog, covered her with a cozy blanket to keep her warm, and remained by her side for over an hour in hopes of gaining her trust.
After preparing the dog for rescue, Vᶏlindᶏ got in touch with her friend Sᶙe Mᶏssi. As an expert in rescuing stray animals in the city, Sᶙe was the perfect person to handle the situation. She wasted no time and arrived promptly to pick up the puppy. In less than 20 minutes, Sᶙe had safely transported the dog to a nearby shelter.
According to Valinda, the dog named Cassie had been disappointed and let down by people in the past. However, Valinda believes that by providing Cassie with food, a warm blanket, and love, she can help Cassie regain her confidence in people. Cassie now has a happy expression on her face and it’s clear that this approach is the best way to improve her mood.