Mani the Staffordshire Terrier was just a puppy when his former owners decided to chain him up in their backyard in Australia. Like all puppies, Mani loved to chew on things and since his human didn’t give him the proper things to chew on, or the proper exercise, or even the proper training, Mani destroyed furniture. When they threw him outside to save their furniture, Mani would escape – the smart boy must have known there are much better places in the world to live. To prevent him from escaping, Mani’s former owners chained him to a tree – for 15 years.
This is a photo of Mani before he was rescued.
When Mani’s rescuer found out about Mani, he and his girlfriend couldn’t let Mani’s suffering continue. He was severely underfed and completely neglected. The couple approached Mani’s former owners and offered to give Mani a better life. Luckily, they accepted the offer.
Mani’s rescuer says, “From the interactions i’ve had with him (a couple of weeks while looking for a new home) he was the sweetest guy. I understand being mistreated can do damage to a dogs behaviour but i’ve got the full confidence in him. he never showed any aggression towards us or my dog, he even got along with my 3 year old cat.”
The couple contacted a friend who runs a not-for-profit animal shelter and within a week, Mani was given a new home.
“The lady who adopted him sent us this photo today. it makes me so happy to see him looking well fed and free of a chain. He’s an old boy, but he’s still got a puppies heart.“
Regarding what he did for Mani, the elderly dog’s rescuer says, “Its about the fact that this sweet dog can live out the remainder of his years with a loving family that will treat him with respect. I don’t live in America and I don’t believe it’s illegal here either but as an intelligent human being I believe it is our right to treat all animals with a level of respect. Being restrained to a tree and starved isn’t humane.”
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