Dog Tied to Hydrant with Bag of Belongings Finds Happiness after Rescue, Highlighting the Power of Second Chances
In a heartwarming story from Wisconsin, a dog named Baby Girl has found solace and happiness after being discovered tied to a fire hydrant in a Green Bay neighborhood. Accompanying her was a backpack filled with essential dog supplies and a touching note from her previous owner, indicating their deep love for her but their inability to continue caring for her due to serious medical issues.
The note’s plea for help caught the attention of a passerby, Kylie Rose Engelhart, who took a photo of Baby Girl waiting patiently by the hydrant. Engelhart decided to stay with her, anticipating the owner’s return. However, when nobody came, she brought Baby Girl to the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) in Green Bay.
Following the viral spread of Baby Girl’s photo, the WHS shared an emotional Facebook post providing an update on her well-being. The shelter assured Baby Girl’s previous owner that she is doing great in their care and expressed deep empathy for the difficult decision they had to make. The shelter acknowledged the love and effort displayed through the carefully packed bag of Baby Girl’s favorite items, the secure leash placement to ensure her safety, and the strategic location in a neighborhood to quickly find help. They also recognized the owner’s plea for assistance in the note left behind.
While understanding the struggles the owner faced, the WHS took the opportunity to encourage people facing similar circumstances to bring their pets to a shelter, where they will be met with compassion and support. They emphasized the importance of not leaving animals outside and assured pet owners that their services are available to provide assistance without judgment.
Engelhart expressed no ill feelings toward Baby Girl’s previous owner, instead focusing on finding her a new loving home where she can thrive. The WHS described Baby Girl as a delightful, affectionate, and approximately six-year-old dog who enjoys walks, playing with toys, and eagerly performs tricks for treats.
After clearing additional veterinary checks, Baby Girl is expected to be available for adoption in the coming days. The shelter hopes the Facebook post reaches her previous owner, reassuring them that Baby Girl is in good hands and has a bright future ahead.
In closing, the WHS wished the owner all the best and hoped that seeing the post would provide some solace, knowing their beloved Baby Girl is being well cared for.