Dog walker Eric Maus was taking a stroll through Prospect Park with a couple of clients, Gouda and Lily, when he came across the saddest sight. There was a Pit Bull tied to a tree with a note attached.
“Take me home. I’m a great dog. I’m 7 years old. Don’t let my size scare you. I’m sweet.”
Eric approached with the two other dogs, and the gentle giant didn’t move an inch. She was very friendly and very loving.
The dog walker knew he couldn’t leave her behind, but he wasn’t sure what to do. Prospect Park wasn’t a good place for a dog to be alone, yet here Mamas was.
So Eric took to Facebook to post a photo of Mamas to a neighborhood page asking for advice. And within just a few minutes, responses started coming in! One Good Samaritan asked to meet them by the tree and even arranged for a vehicle to pick them up outside of the park to take them to Sean Casey Animal Rescue. The local shelter had a kennel available for Mamas.
They walked out of the park together, but Mamas had to take it slowly. Due to her size and a possible bladder infection, the dog couldn’t walk at a normal pace. She was then loaded up to head to the rescue, and it was there that her hesitancy went away completely!
Mamas was so ready to move on to a new chapter in life and jumped right out of the car to proceed into the shelter! It’s as if she knew she was finally safe.
Mamas needs to stay through the required stray hold and receive a clean bill of health, but then she’ll be put up for adoption to get her forever home!
In the meantime, Mamas is happy to be out of the park and surrounded by people who love and care for her. Eric knows whoever adopts this sweet girl will be very lucky to have her. ?
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