Abandoned Dog Tries To Find Owners For Three Years

After three years on the run an abandoned dog named Dolly finally has a new home.

Chris Smith, a Calera, Alabama animal control officer finally caught up with Dolly at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Alabama 25 in Calera, after a lengthy pursuit.

Getting Her Off The Street

Dolly, a tan mixed breed dog, was known for wandering around Calera’s Waterford subdivision and Kensington Manor apartments. “It felt good to be able to get her off the street and get her to a good home,” Smith said. And the good home he is referring to? His own. Smith and his wife Carla said that after hearing her heartbreaking story they wanted to know she was home for good.

When Dolly’s previous owners, who lived in the Waterford subdivision faced foreclosure, they were forced to move and abandoned her. “A neighbor said that for three years Dolly came back to the yard where she had been left,” Carla said.

They Never Did Return

She came back for three years to see if they would return for her, but they never did. The devoted dog recently left the Waterford area, wandering through Calera, where Smith found her. Smith says she will only know love and safety in her new home.

“We will never leave her,” Carla Smith said. “She is family.”

Dolly is being treated for a number of ailments at the Calera Animal Hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Based on a story by lifewithdogs

by Shelley Mamott

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4 thoughts on “Abandoned Dog Tries To Find Owners For Three Years

  1. MIKE B says:

    I DON’T KNOW WHY AUTHORITIES CAN’T FIND THESE PEOPLE WHO ABANDON THEIR PETS AND AT THE LEAST FINE (BEAT) THEM. NEIGHBORS KNOW THEIR NAMES SO THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO TRACK THEM DOWN. THIS HAPPENS WAY TOO OFTEN!!

  2. angela warne says:

    What is wrong with these people. How hard is it to find an animal shelter. There is no excuse for this behaviour. Animals are so loving and precious and yet they get treated so badly. It breaks my heart, it really does.

  3. dy says:

    this is very heartbreaking indeed. dogs are such loyal animal that it is hard to believe how much faith and love they have on their humans. shame…the humans don’t feel the same exact way.

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