For nearly three weeks, a bonded pair of terriers waited in a busy parking lot in Florida City for their owner to return. Never leaving each other’s side, the two small dogs scavenged for food, but were too afraid to approach anyone; after all the two dogs just knew their family would be back. Although no one came for them, the dogs waited and waited; watching the sad dogs sitting in the parking lot at the exact spot they were pushed out of the car was often a regular sight.
Such is the far too common story of abandoned dogs rescued by 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, a non profit organization who have rescued over 3,000 dogs and 90 cats in the areas of Florida City, Homestead, Redlands and the surrounding areas of Southeast Florida. And just two days ago, the volunteers set out to humanely capture the two dogs, dubbed Booboo and Bambi. When a humane trap was set, rescuers patiently waited for hours; finally Booboo entered the trap, but Bambi panicked and ran away. Everyone held their breath, as she darted across the busy highway and avoided being hit by any vehicles. Volunteers stayed until dark, and then drove BooBoo to the Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists for the night. They were determined to start out again in the morning to capture Bambi.
Early Thursday morning, volunteers returned and with them came Booboo. “Arrived at the location; decided to take it slow.Tiffany got out with the male and just sat down with him to see if we could get her to come out, and she immediately came to his side; will keep you posted,” had been posted on the group’s Facebook page. As if the love story between Booboo and Bambi had been fashioned from ‘The Notebook’, the reunion between the two closely bonded dogs culminated in a most romantic moment. “As soon as we pulled up, she came running. To see these two reunited kissing was like something out of a movie. We sat patiently on the curb and decided to put him into our vehicle hoping she would follow. Within a minute she jumped in after him, and I closed my car door! Meet our bonded pair. Thank you Ellie, Michelle and Angelina for feeding these babies until they were off the streets. We will not separate them,” stated the exuberant rescuers.
A foster home is needed for the dogs who are two and three years of age. The dogs are extremely friendly; they have not been cat tested. Anyone wanting to volunteer is asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-506-8100. To help this organization save more dogs like Booboo and Bambi, please donate by clicking here.
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