A woman from Finland visited a small resort town in Romania and kept seeing a dog wandering the streets. When she eventually realized that the canine was a stray, the tourist contacted a rescue organization whose work she had been following on YouTube — Howl of a Dog.
When rescuers from the organization arrived at the resort town, they found the pooch, whom they named Helen, by the doorway of an old building. She was napping on blankets surrounded by a cardboard barrier to keep her warm.
The dog appeared healthy and well-fed. The volunteers soon learned that the residents considered Helen the neighborhood dog, and they took turns caring for her in little ways. Her makeshift home is evidence of that.
Image credit: Howl of a Dog
Still, the street is no place for a canine, especially one who’s growing older like Helen. In inclement weather, the dog undoubtedly struggles to find shelter from the rain or snow.
More importantly, without a permanent caretaker, Helen is not getting the medical attention that any pet needs. She’s missing out on some serious cuddle time with humans, too!
Fortunately, the rescuers from Howl of a Dog didn’t have a hard time getting Helen off the street. Because everybody in the neighborhood knew her and looked out for her, she grew into a friendly and trusting canine. After a few treats, Helen willingly came with the volunteers.
At the clinic, the staff found a pink plastic tag attached to Helen’s ear. This tag indicates that she participated in a spaying and neutering program in 2013, whereby stray dogs were picked up from the streets for the procedure and then released again.
Thus, Helen has been homeless for at least six years. While there were people who cared for her, the pooch hasn’t felt the love and warmth of human touch for a long time.
That situation is about to change, however. With the help of Howl of a Dog, Helen now has a second chance in life, and they hope she soon finds a loving home.
This gentle pooch who loves going on walks certainly deserves her own forever family. Watch Helen’s rescue in the video below:
Source: Howl of a Dog on YouTube