SourceWhen animal rescue volunteers received a call, asking them to help a dog that had been kept on a chain most of his entire life, they were unsure of what to expect. Every call is different and each time they set out to check on a case they encounter a variety of responses and levels of aggressiveness from the animals. Alex, the German Shepherd they went to help in the video, was so uncontrollable and unapproachable when they first arrived that not even his owner could get anywhere near him. He barked, snapped, growled, and lunged at the volunteer for over 20 minutes. Alex was completely on the defense and hostile, it appeared that he needed a lot of work and behavior therapy before he would ever be suitable for adoption.
At first, there seemed to be no way to get close enough to him so they could remove the oppressive chain he was tethered to. After working slowly and cautiously they eventually gained enough ground and trust to remove the restraint. They got Alex in the truck and drove him away from everything he used to know. Within 20 minutes the dog changed completely, and for the better. He quieted down and became so calm that they even felt safe enough to let him out of the truck and pet him. It seemed that all Alex needed was to be taken off the chain and shown some love and affection.
Less than 24 hours later we see the dog sitting in the volunteers lap in his truck. Alex appears healthy, happy, friendly, and full of smiles. He looks like he has never been mean or aggressive a day in his life. The Olympic Animal Rescue group works tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs just like Alex that have no where to go or behavior issues. Because of them, these animals are able to go on and lead fulfilling lives with new loving families. Please consider adopting a pet and helping local animal rescue groups near you.
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