Recently officers from Lexington Fayette Animal Control received an alarming call about a homeless dog. The pup was in dire need of help and had taken refuge in a dirty old trash can.
Since no one came to help the homeless dog, the wastebasket became his comfort space.
The animal control staff wrote, “When our officer arrived, this sweet but timid dog would come up to greet her but then dart right back to the trash can.”
“Most stray dogs run back to their home when they are scared, but this cutie was perfectly content to stay inside the trash can, which made him feel safe and warm.”
The homeless dog had developed a positive connection with the trash can. But the rescuers knew the dog deserved a much better home, a forever, safe home.
The team was able to lure the homeless dog. They later named him Oscar and sheltered him for a better life.
When Oscar moved into a loving shelter, he continued to take a strange interest in trash cans.
The rescuers shared, “Even after he was safe with us and being office fostered, Oscar still guarded and climbed into trash cans around the office! His name came solely from his love of trash because this guy is definitely not a grouch.”
Seeing the pup’s love for trash cans, the rescuers arranged a surprise visit for him to the local sanitation workers.
The staff wrote, “Oscar had such a great time!”
The homeless dog has been transferred to the Lexington Humane Society, “What we can promise him is he will never have to resort to living in a trash can again.”
“Whether he was seeking shelter from severe weather or abuse, or if someone really did discard him like he was trash, that part of his story is behind him.”
The homeless dog is living his best life in the Humane Society, but the volunteers are putting their best efforts into finding him a loving home.
The Society wrote, “Oscar is an affectionate boy who now LOVES attention and is eager to make new friends. We know someone will soon adopt him and treat him like a true treasure.”
Thank you The Dodo for the story. Thank you Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control for the video!
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