There is a sacred trust that exists between animals and humans. We trust that they will love us, while they, in turn, trust us with their whole lives. Smokey is a young dog who unfortunately knows all too well about what happens when humans violate that trust. He was left outside to starve by the people that he once loved. If not for the intervention of a kind stranger, who had heard about his plight in the nail salon, he would not have survived that terrible ordeal.

Luckily, this story has a happy ending, as the family who betrayed Smokey relinquished the emaciated dog to the one woman who cared enough to help. Soon, he was getting all of the food, water, and medical care that he needed, putting him on the fast track to recovery. When he was doing better, Forte Animal Rescue stepped in, assisting with his medical bills and doing him the greatest favor of all. They found him a furever home!

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These days, life is good for Smokey and he is loved in his new home. Despite what he has endured, he continues to love and trust humans, proving yet again, how resilient an animal’s love can be.

If you suspect animal cruelty or neglect in your area, do not hesitate to contact the authorities. Like this kind woman, you could save a life.



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