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Ready to feel inspired to take action for animals? After reading this story, you definitely will be! About seven years ago, Judy Obregon of Texas rescued a homeless dog from a local “dumping ground” near Echo Lake in Fort Worth. But she didn’t stop with rescuing just one dog. The experience of giving a new life to that one homeless dog has led Judy to save 300 dogs since then.

Recalling the first rescue Judy told Inside Edition, “I was driving down the service road (near the lake) and I spotted a stray. The stray led me to another dog that was injured.” She spent the next week feeding the dog daily to gain his trust and her patience paid off: he finally came to her. She rescued the dog from the “dumping ground” and helped him recover then get adopted.

“Other people in the area started coming up to me (during that week) about other dogs that they’d seen. They gave me locations of dogs that had been dumped,” Judy said.

Because of Judy’s big heart, she couldn’t stop helping animals in need. Her journey led her to start The Abandoned Ones Animal Rescue, a rescue organization in Fort Worth, Texas. Amazing! 

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The pups are clearly very thankful for all of Judy’s hard and compassionate work!

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One memorable rescue was Callie, an adorable little dog who was found with a rope around her neck and left abandoned. When Judy got Callie in the car, Callie took one last look back and then kissed Judy. 

Callie is currently living with a foster family and is loving life. Looking quite stylish in her pink harness! 

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Judy has rescued over 300 dogs over the years and has a dedicated team of volunteers and fosters who are committed to helping homeless animals in the Fort Worth area.

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Unfortunately, Judy says that most of the dogs she finds are dead. “There are times I don’t even sleep when I find them dead. I found one recently dead last week that truly broke my heart. It was a tiny puppy that was found inside a bag. Someone had cut the dog’s chest open. It’s the worst case I’ve seen recently,” Judy explained to Inside Edition.

Despite all the suffering she sees, she turns the negative into a positive and says that it’s moments like those when she is even more motivated to continue what she’s doing. With an organization that has a motto of “every animal matters,” Judy says, “It’s not just about rescuing. It’s about educating people to avoid these circumstances. I don’t think I can stop until I make a change in the area or make a big impact.”

Feeling motivated to help animals in your area? You too can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals just like Judy simply by volunteering at your local animal shelter. Organizations rely heavily on volunteers to assist with animal care and day-to-day operations. There’s never a shortage of things to do and opportunities are available for people of every skill set. You can help take dogs for walks, give them food and water, and make sure their area is clean. If your preference is helping out behind the scenes, you can volunteer your services by assisting with fundraisers, outreach events or general office tasks. And please, always adopt and never shop!

Image source: The Abandoned Ones Animal Rescue/Facebook 

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0 comments on “After Helping a Homeless Dog, This Woman Started a Rescue and Saved 300 Dogs!”

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Stephen Phillips
12 Days ago

DOGS: Because people SUCK!


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Kate
12 Days ago

thank you , Judy.poor little Callie (and all the others), she just wanted love and thanks to you she got it. those dogs are lucky to have you and youth have them although it would be wonderful if rescuing homeless animals was not necessary.


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