From our friends at Speranza Animal Rescue, a dedicated team out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:
Got a call this afternoon from a woman regarding a stray in Harrisburg.
The woman said she was scared of people and if approached she would run the other way.
I told her to keep her distance but keep an eye on her until I got there… and thankfully she did just that.
When I arrived I saw her. Not running but just trotting around the streets and alley ways.
After speaking with some neighbors it was confirmed that she has been a ‘street dog’ for months.
I followed her – from a distance. When I spoke to her she would stop, look at me for an instant, then would continue on her path.
After about 45 minutes of this I finally was able to cross the street in front of her. I sat down about 30 feet from her. Throwing some treats and began talking…
She was not so interested in the food – but she seemed more curious as to the fact that I kept talking to her.
I told her that I wasn’t gonna hurt her. I wanted to give her a better life. A life off the streets.
After about five minutes of rambling, I slowly slipped the lead over her head – and at that moment it was the start of her new beginning.
Welcome to the family, Journey ♡