Dogs are family. I can’t imagine giving up my dog, let alone abandoning him in a skimpy phone booth after getting hurt.
But that is what Barry, a Saluki, had to go through in the hands of his former owners. London-based animal rescuer Emma Semple got a call one Friday night about an abandoned dog.
When she got to the scene, her heart sank. Barry was in so much pain but he couldn’t lay down due to being inside a cramped box and having a short twine tied around her neck as a makeshift leash.
The poor dog was collapsed standing up. He was also standing on just three legs, avoiding weight on his right front legs. He was beat and clearly injured.
“He was exhausted and was trying to lay down but couldn’t because there wasn’t the space,” Semple told the Dodo.
Thanks to Semple, Barry was released from the glass box that was limiting him.
“I put my hand underneath him to pick him up and he just collapsed onto me,” she said. “I put him in the car and he went straight to sleep, he was just exhausted and in a really sorry state.”