Alone in the Park
Imagine you’re going for a stroll in the park and you find a dog strapped to a park bench. What would you do? For one woman, when she found a poor lonely pit bull tied to a bench, she was absolutely appalled by what she was seeing. However, this story takes an even more shocking turn that left this woman seeing red. You won’t believe this poor dog’s predicament.
A Sad State of Affairs
For little Poly the pit bull, life had been one series of disappointments after another. At only 3-years-old, she found herself alone, afraid, and homeless. Living at a park in Santa Monica, California, Poly tried to make the best of things, despite her circumstances. However, her life wasn’t always so sad.
Abandoned, but Why?
According to accounts by those who interacted with Poly, it was believed she did have an owner at some point in her life. Unfortunately, after a trip to the park, Poly’s owner simply left her there. Who could do that to such a sweet pooch?
Tied to a Bench
One day, a warden from Santa Monica County Animal Services was strolling through the park and found poor Polly tied to a park bench. Distressed and alone, the poor pit bull was thankful that someone was coming to her aid.
Animal Rescue on the Scene
As the warden untied Poly from her park bench prison, she discovered something absolutely horrifying. The real reason the dog was terrified had finally been revealed. You won’t believe the truth.
A New Discovery
Upon closer inspection, the animal services officer realized that precious little Poly was blind. Not only could she not see her owner when they abandoned her, but Poly had absolutely no idea where was or what had happened to her. According to the warden, she was so frightened she couldn’t even manage to get off the park bench. Who would do such a thing to such a sweet dog?
Saved From A Puppy Breeder
The warden took the terrified Poly to the local animal shelter where, after an examination, they realized she had given birth quite recently. It seemed her owner had simply used her for breeding and, once the puppies were born, abandoned her—a seriously disgusting act indeed.
Stuck at the Pound
However, Poly’s story was far from over. Despite being rescued from the park, she now sat in the local pound. Thankfully, Jennifer Wales, the founder of Foreverhome Pet Rescues learned about Poly and her horrible predicament. Could Poly’s luck be turning around?
A Kind Heart Comes Forward
Jennifer Wales was no stranger to abandoned dogs. She founded her pet rescue to help homeless and abused dogs in the Los Angeles area for over ten years. She knew what Poly was going through and reached out to the pound to see if she might be of service.
Time for Another Rescue
In an interview with ABC News, Jennifer stated, “I immediately called the rescue and they told me they needed a rescue commitment. I’ve been rescuing dogs for 25 years and Poly reminded me so much of another dog that changed my life, who was also a blind pit bull.”
Jennifer and Polly
Jennifer didn’t hesitate and quickly retrieved Poly from the shelter. And, let’s just say, Poly was thrilled. Jennifer knew she would need to build up the bond of trust quickly with the distressed dog, so she treated her to a cheeseburger right away. This seemed to break the ice and, according to Jennifer, she slept soundly the first night in her new foster home.
Troubles Far From Over
Unfortunately, Poly’s story had some new bumps in the road to overcome. After a thorough vet examination, it was revealed that Poly had ringworm and a skin disorder. She also suffered from a congenital heart condition. Would Poly EVER be able to catch a break?
Fundraising for Surgery
Thankfully, Poly’s heart condition was quite common in pit bulls and could easily be remedied through surgery. Therefore, Jennifer’s rescue reached out to their followers on Facebook with the hopes of raising enough money through donations to help poor Poly. The fundraising was a success and the rescue received more than $3,000.
Pampered and Adored
Meanwhile, Poly was discovering what it meant to enjoy life! Not only was Jennifer pampering the blind pit, but she was getting a whole new wardrobe of fun and fancy outfits. Here’s a lovely pink tutu ensemble that Poly enjoyed showing off for her social media following! Work that runway Miss Poly!
The results of Poly’s further testing, unfortunately, revealed that her heart condition was untreatable. Jennifer and her other volunteers cried out at how unfair it was Poly had spent most of her life not cared for and popping out puppies. However, they vowed to make what time she had left her best days ever. She would be showered with love, attention, and all the treats she could eat!
Over the Rainbow Bridge
Sadly, Poly passed away in April 2016, after only six months at the rescue. While the staff was devastated, they were happy they’d been able to give Poly a loving home in her last days. Rest in peace sweet Poly and enjoy your journey on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.