This dog melts volunteers thanks to its plush elephant and escapes to euthanasia

This dog was abandoned in a shelter with his favorite toy on Valentine's Day. Stressed, he could not be adopted. Until his saviors cross his gaze...

Today, Smokey the Pitbull smiles. But all was not easy for this adorable 5 year old dog, tells The Dodo : his beloved masters lost their home and were forced to abandon to give him a better life. So they gave him to the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center with his favorite teddy: a gray elephant he can not do without.

This toy? It was his only comfort. He was stressed and very depressed because of his abandonment... at the same time, it is obvious for no animal to go from a comfortable home with much love to a shelter with noises and odors unknown

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And the more days passed, the worse it was. He was grumbling about his malaise so much that he finished - after two weeks - by being found unfit for adoption. His euthanasia was then programmed for the month of March... unless a rescue group took him in charge.

The dog, saved by a hug made to his comforter

The week Last year, two volunteers from the I Have A Dream Rescue Organization visited the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center. Their goal ? Spot the dogs they could save. And they instantly snapped at Smokey when they saw him cuddling his stuffed elephant.

They then put everything in place to get him out of the shelter. And here is the head that made the dog on learning that his toy and he would finally be free:

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"It will be returned to his family in priority if it is possible. If this option is not feasible, we will give Smokey and his elephant as much time as they need, "they said.

Now in the hands of the I Have A Dream Rescue Organization, Dog is much more relaxed...

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And he sleeps peacefully, with his so much loved toy!

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