A dog named Boo was left behind with the trash when his family moved out, but the loyal dog stayed right by their belongings, waiting for them to return.
A heartbreaking photo of Boo lying on a discarded mattress on a Detroit sidewalk, captured the attention of animal lover Liz Marie, who shared the image of Boo on Facebook, and it quickly went viral.
“This picture absolutely breaks my heart, I am literally in tears. Meet Boo, this beautiful boy was left behind with the trash and belongings when the family moved out. He stayed right by their stuff and never left it, confused and lonely,” she wrote.
Detroit Youth and Dog Rescue, a foster-based animal rescue, came to save Boo. They had been notified by a neighbor that Boo needed help and Mike Diesel answered the call. At first, Boo didn’t want to budge.
Mike said that he tried for 11 hours to try and catch Boo, but the dog did not let him get close.
Mike came back the next morning and this time he succeeded by coaxing Boo with Sausage McMuffins and other goodies!
Once Mike got Boo in the car, the two drove to Groesbeck Animal Hospital right away and unfortunately Boo tested heartworm positive.
Boo is currently not up for adoption, as he will first go to a foster home while he undergoes treatment for heartworms.
In the meantime, Mike has been visiting Boo at the hospital and giving him some love and attention and to say ‘hello’ and see how he’s doing.
As you can see in the video, Boo is a pretty friendly fellow.
He’s also pretty darn affectionate!
Update as of April 2017 on Boo.
Not long after being rescued, Boo found a forever home with his foster mom. Yes, Boo was a happy foster “failure”. He is loving his new family and is being spoiled rotten. Diesel is also able to regularly visit with him and is very happy to see how happy Boo is in his new home.
Visit Detroit Youth & Dog Rescue on Facebook to see more of the rescue work they are doing.
I’m glad Boo is in safe and loving hands. Please share Boo’s rescue with your family and friends!