Family Callously Leaves Their Dog At Shelter For "Eating Garbage

Poor pooch had no idea what crime he had committed!
Dogs like exploring things, and of course, eating anything they find edible. It’s only natural. Sadly, 2-year-old Cody’s parents couldn’t understand that. And when he didn’t stop digging the garbage, they decided to end it once and for all—and dropped the poor dog at Fairfield County Shelter, South Carolina.

Poor Cody was left terrified, and volunteers were heartbroken for him.
Family Callously Leaves Their Dog At Shelter For "Eating Garbage
“He is scared out of his mind … almost like a feral dog would be … but not once did he growl, or try to bite,” Samira El-Hage‎, a shelter volunteer, wrote on Facebook. “He wanted to hide under the raised bed or run away when we got outside. He kept trying to chew the leash and would not look at us.”

“He just stands in that corner facing the wall,” she added.

Meanwhile, the founder of Compassion for Cats of Delaware, Leigh Maddox was in shock that a family abandoned their pet for such an absurd reason.

“He tugged at my heartstrings and I instantly knew we had to pull him [from the shelter],” Maddox said.
Family Callously Leaves Their Dog At Shelter For "Eating Garbage

Maddox arranged for a nine-hour drive from the shelter to Cody’s future foster home in Dover, Delaware. Then, in the perfect time, Pilots N Paws, an organization that flies shelter dogs to their foster homes, stepped in. Cody was finally in the arms of his loving shelter mom, Olivia Fritz.

However, Fritz knew the moment they landed that Cody wouldn’t be trusting people easily.“Coby was so tucked into the seat that it was difficult for my husband to get him out,” Fritz said. “Once he was out of the plane he went limp from fear … He was so shut down that really he did not respond to anything or anyone.”
Family Callously Leaves Their Dog At Shelter For "Eating Garbage

Fritz is even trying to find ways to keep her garbage inside the trash can. “My personal dogs have ALWAYS been trash diggers and we as a family have come up with creative ways to help with that behaviour,” Fritz said. “This is what a family should do when they own dogs — not dump them in a shelter. The entire story just broke my heart.”

It has now been a month since Cody first came to his foster home, and he seems to be doing well. He still can’t go outside on his own and has to be carried out of the house. However, he is slowly learning and of course, eating nice treats from her foster mom. He also walks a bit and chews on his bones.

Fritz is ready to work with Fritz until he is completely ready for adoption, no matter what.

“I thought if I just held him and kissed him that he would know he was loved … but it is far more than that,” Fritz said. “I hope the damage he suffered can be overcome but it won’t be overnight.”
Family Callously Leaves Their Dog At Shelter For "Eating Garbage

“He is super special to the rescue,” Fritz added, “and he will get nothing but the best home when he is ready!”

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