Community rallies to protect homeless dog
A caring community has rallied to save and protect a homeless dog that has been named “Roadie”. The dog, thought to be a pit bull was abandoned in a field in Hemet, California last August and has been alone since. Even though Roadie won’t let people get close, locals have taken a liking to her and have gone out of their way to care for the timid dog.
Hemet resident Shannon Ortiz says “She’s like everybody’s dog.” To date, two dog houses have been built for Roadie, and blankets, toys, food and water are being dropped off by concerned animal lovers. “They just look at her and feel sorry for her,” Ortiz said. “You feel bad for her because she was abandoned. I know so much more is going on in this town, but we all want to rush over there and help her.”
Roadie is too timid to even go into the dog houses, and attempts by animal control to capture her have been unsuccessful. Someone even started a Facebook Page called SaveOurRoadie to enlist help to save the lonely pup. A post on the page says “Roadie is in desperate need of our help…we cannot allow this pup to continue to wander at risk of harm from humans and the elements!”
This plea is also posted on the Facebook page, “She is very timid, and won’t let anyone within about 50 feet without getting very nervous, but never aggressive, if anyone has any ideas, or connections on someone who can help capture Roadie (without hurting her) please, share them!! Let’s do everything we can to try and give this pup the good life she deserves.” It is wonderful to see a community rally around a pet in need, and hopefully soon their efforts will pay off and Roadie will have a family and a safe place to call home.