In early February, police officers in New Castle, Pennsylvania, we’re responding to reported strange noises at an ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ house when they were met with a heartbreaking discovery.
A tiny puppy had been ʟᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ inside a house abandoned — and she was so sᴛᴀʀᴠᴇd that every ʙᴏɴᴇ in her body was visible.
We’d like to think that at that point, everything will be happily ever after – but life is complicated. When things became difficult for Roland’s family, he went through it with them. When things go tough, a devoted dog would prefer to remain by his human side – but that may not be the greatest place for them. Roland’s humans explained in November 2020 that they had become homeless since adopting him and were living in their automobile. They couldn’t afford to feed their dog because they didn’t have much money. They had to make a difficult decision: They abandoned their dog
And when meet again, the dog is so poor. Jamie’s Animal Rescue rescued Roland from MCAS. Jamie C., the founder, has been saving animals since she was 11 years old and has dedicated her life to assisting some of the most difficult cases. She becomes passionately invested in every animal she rescues from shelters, and while her heart hurts for every one of them, she perseveres. Working with Roland would require a great ᴅᴇᴀʟ of patience. When Jamie arrived, he had a body condition score of 1 – the lowest imaginable. Jamie lavished Roland with the attention he had been lacking for so long. And now, after a while of treatment and loving care, he is healthy and can be playing with the dogs other.
Roland – then known as Shorty – was available for adoption at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, Texas, when he was two years old. His intake photo depicts a squat, fat puppy with a blue bandana and a smile. Shorty weighed 40 pounds, which was a little hefty for his stature but not unhealthy. The photo was shared on social media in March 2019, the day after he was admitted to the shelter, and it drew the attention of numerous potential adopters. He was already out of the shelter kennel and into his new home three days later.