On a cold and rainy Saturday night, the AHS Newark facility got the call at 1:00 AM to go out for a welfare check of a little dog that was living on the third floor roof of a Newark residence.
In checking with the Weather Bureau, there were rainy nights of 44 degrees to 53 degrees. Can you just imagine what this tiny terrier felt? Weighing only seven pounds at 2 1/2 years old, we can only imagine what went through "Mandy's" mind as she lived a life of solitude and loneliness on that roof. Imagine, wondering what you did to deserve such treatment ….. wondering when someone would come up and spend some time with you, make you feel loved and wanted ….. and wondering if anyone would ever rescue you from this miserable existence that was your life. Thankfully, Mandy's rescuer finally came that night, and she will never live in such misery again.
Our AHS Newark officer arrived on the scene and found the tiny terrier, cold, frightened and shaken up, but absolutely as sweet as she could possibly be. As soon as our ACO touched Mandy, she rolled over, wagged her tail, and became giddy with excitement at the thought of someone giving her attention. She was thin, dirty and matted, but those things could be easily fixed, and were fixed immediately upon her arrival at our AHS Newark shelter. She was cleaned up, warmed up, and given a good meal and the feeling of safety and love that she probably never experienced before. She was even treated to a much-needed spa day.
Thankfully someone alerted us to the situation that Mandy was in and the state agency for animal law enforcement was also alerted. When officers questioned the owner about his reasoning for banishing little Mandy to live her young life outdoors, on a roof, his answer was that "she'll s*** in the house".... Our officer removed Mandy and brought her to safety while the officer from the state agency stated that Mandy should be returned to the owner. Obviously, we disagree with this decision.
When an owner arrived at our front desk, the woman advised that they put the dog on the roof to clean the house "but forgot about her".
Mandy is recovering from her ordeal at our AHS Tinton Falls facility and is positively loving life! She is clean, happy, healthy, and getting ready to make a fresh start in life, just as she deserves. She is a super spunky, lovable, sweet little lady that just can't get enough attention. Who can blame her, after being treated like a potted plant for the first two years of her life. She will soon be ready for a new home and we will update again soon on this little darling. In the meantime, please consider making a donation on behalf of Mandy. We can only do this important work of rescuing animals in need, like Mandy, thanks to our generous and compassionate supporters. Please make a donation and help.
For more information on Mandy, please call AHS Tinton Falls at 732-922-0100 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org