Lisa Chiarelli was driving to work when she saw a black stray Pit Bull standing in a dump. Feeling sorry for the dog, Lisa, who is a dog foster mom, pulled over to see if she could help her. The dog came close to her car but kept a distance. After a while, she ran away. Lisa got into her vehicle and tried looking for the dog again.
Lisa drove around the vast area. She tried feeding the dog, but it still wouldn’t go near her. It would eat the food but made sure that Lisa is from a reasonable distance. Not getting the chance to rescue the dog, Lisa came back the next day with a trap.
21 days of love and patience
Lisa went back to the dump and set a trap, placing food inside it. But when the trap was triggered, it hit the dog on the leg and didn’t close properly. So the dog was able to get away. Lisa cried in disappointment.
Because of her failed attempt, the dog trusted Lisa less. Every time Lisa would go to the dump, the dog would now run away from her. But Lisa is not one to easily give up. She just kept coming back to bring her food. Sometimes for two to three times a day. She even set up a feeding station.
When the dog was used to the idea of a feeding station, Lisa decided to set up the trap again. This time, she chained the trap to a tree. Then each day, she would put the food farther from the trap’s entrance. Eventually, after 21 days, the dog got caught in the trap.
Breaking down walls
Lisa brought the dog, which they named Xena, to a vet. When she got a clean bill of health, Lisa took the dog home with her. Lisa’s next mission is to get Xena to open up. Although the dog is now okay with her, she still keeps to herself. She spent hours each day, cuddling her, trying to get close to her, and feeding her cheeseburgers. She wanted to remove Xena’s fear of humans.
One month after, Xena was a happy and loving dog. She would look for Lisa when she wants to play, and even if she just wants someone to sit beside her. She was now ready to find a new home. In a short while, a family with two girls took her. Xena is now with her forever family.
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