Children discover dog abandoned in cage – starved for months and just days away from death

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Dice’s owners left the apartment they were living in and just abandoned him in a crate with no food or water. A group of kids alerted police after saving this starving creature. Dice may not have lived if it had been any longer.

A large group of kids alerted Florida police who were at a Fort Lauderdale apartment complex. The kids thought he had been locked up for about a week but officers knew it had been longer than that by just taking one look at him.

The tenants moved out and left him in the backyard in a crate with no food or water,” said Tracey Godin, cofounder of Feeling Fine Rescue In Loxahatchee Florida. “He was not fed for months. The last week would have just been the final deterioration.”

The police alerted animal control who brought Dice to a local shelter.

Tracey Godin, who runs the rescue centre with her daughter, just couldn’t believe the state of this poor creature. Tracey was so moved by Dice’s condition. “Tears immediately came to my face,” she said.

The following day Tracey rushed Dice to the vet as he was so weak he could barely walk.S

He was 30 pounds, but he should have been 65 pounds. He was dehydrated and anemic,” she said.

You could see his skull- there was just no muscle mass in his body at all. In my opinion, if he had been in that cage another day, he would not have made it”.

When Dice was healthy enough to leave the vet, he was looked after at the Feeling Fine Rescue, which Tracey and her daughter run from their home.

The non profit animal rescue cares for animals who are the innocent victims of abuse, cruelty, neglect, abandonment and homelessness. 

Once he was in the safe hands of Tracey and her daughter, he quickly recovered.

He was 40 pounds within one week. Two weeks later, he was 50 pounds, and by the weekend he was 65 pounds. Basically everyday you could see a difference in the dog.” Tracey said.

Over the course of eight weeks he returned to his former glory and caught the eye of a family looking to adopt another dog.

They really fell in love with him,” Tracey said. “They asked if they could do a meet and greet at their property with their two current dogs.”

Dice went home with his new family on a foster-to-adopt basis two weeks later.

The family immediately fell in love with Dice who also bonded with their two small children as they decided they were going to keep Dice forever.

They called me last night and said ‘We’re more in love with him than the moment we met him, and we would like to never bring him back.’” Tracey said.

I was crying because this family is absolutely incredible… and I don’t think that Dice could have gone to a better home.”

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