The family dumped their garbage and undesired goods in the alleyway behind their house before leaving their Dallas neighborhood. Unfortunately, one item they no longer wanted was their puppy, so they abandoned her and her blanket on the street.
Marina Tarashevska, creator of Dallas DogRRR, went for a stroll in her neighborhood on New Year’s Day, the day after the dog’s owners vanished, and spotted the abandoned puppy clinging to the blanket.
Patti Dawson, executive director of Dallas DogRRR, told The Dodo, “It was terribly chilly and wet, and the dog was resting on her blanket — and she wouldn’t leave it.” “I believe she still expected her family to return.” ‘I’ll simply wait here,’ she was thinking. ‘I’m sure I’ve seen something like this before.’
Tarashevska sought to rescue the dog after interacting with concerned neighbors and discovering the canine’s tragic past. It wasn’t simple, though.
“Marina would flee if she went close to that blanket,” Dawson explained.
Tarashevska had an idea when the dog continually returned to the blanket after Tarashevska had fled. Tarashevska now dragged the blanket down the passageway toward her own house whenever the dog bolted.
After nearly an hour of this, the blanket — and the dog — arrived at Tarashevska’s backyard, where Tarashevska was able to grab the dog and bring her into a cage.
Camilla, the dog’s new name, was afraid.
Dawson described her as “essentially curled up in a ball at the rear of the crate.” “You could reach out and touch her, but she was paralyzed with terror.” She avoided eye contact and kept her head down. If you came too close to her, she’d shove her head into the kennel’s back, as if to say, ‘Don’t look at me, don’t make eye contact with me, don’t touch me.’ ‘Get out of here.’
Dawson explained, “The doctor indicated it was either an imbedded collar or she was probably kept outside.” “The only other possibility was that she had gotten into a battle with a dog when she went outdoors.” There are a lot of stray animals around, so it’s possible they got into a fight for food.”
Camilla had neck surgery and is now on the mend – not just physically, but mentally as well.
“She’s doing great,” Dawson added. “Her personality is gradually emerging, and she is beginning to trust.”
Camilla is now in a foster family, where she is receiving a lot of love and care – and she is changing dramatically.