An old dog was roaming in the streets, he looked terrified and lost, when How of a Dog found him, he was limping and his left eye seemed injured.
They couldn’t try to rescue him, since he was near a railroad station, and the chance of him getting hit by a passing train was high. So they followed him and tried to lead him to a safer place.
“It was quite a marathon as he ran away each time we approached him. But he eventually understood we are only trying to help him, or maybe the smell of the yummy treats finally reached his nose,” they wrote.
They instantly took him to the vet for the necessary treatment and were stunned to find out he had a microchip and an owner, but were later heartbroken at what the owner had to say.
“We hoped a happy dog-owner reunion would follow, but when we contacted the registered owner he told us he does not want the dog back and asked us to take him,” Howl of a Dog said. “Apparently, Bobi (this is the name given by his owner) ran away from home and traveled quite a long distance, being found approximately 10 miles away from his home. We’ll never know why he left home and why he wasn’t wanted anymore, but we do not want to judge anyone, we’re just thankful that we were able to save him.”
According to The Romania rescue, Bobi is 9 years old and approximately 18 kg (39 lbs). He is “very gentle, loving and obedient and he is still playful and curious. It’s like he’s living now the puppyhood he missed.”
The kind rescuers made sure Bobi is fully vaccinated and neutered and said he’s now looking for a forever home where he can spend “his remaining years happy and loved”.
Howl of a Dog does allow international adoptions, and more information is available on their website.