Two stray dogs who were hurting because of their life on the streets helped heal each other’s hearts in a touching rescue.
Daya was found wandering the streets in York South Carolina in the middle of winter when she was picked up by Animal Control. The Pit Bull was noticeably pregnant so animal control officers reached out to Halfway There Rescue, who agreed to foster Daya so she could give birth at a home rather than a shelter. Tragically, that was not to be.
Daya lost her litter in utero and needed emergency surgery because of infection complications.
After losing her babies, Daya’s foster family noticed she was grieving. But it was evident she was depressed and emotionally hurting.
Then there was Raisin. The orphaned puppy had also been found wandering on a road with an injured eye and very sick. She too was taken in by Halfway There Rescue. The sweet puppy was far too young to be without a mother.
That’s when their rescuers put two and two together, or in this case one orphaned puppy and one grieving mother. Halfway There realized they needed to bring the two dogs together and that’s when something very special happened.
Daya immediately bonded with the tiny puppy, taking in Raisin as her own. As for Raisin, she felt protected and loved for the first time in her short life. As Daya found her purpose and her heart healed, so did Raisin’s.
When Raisin was past weening and grown, Daya was ready to begin life again with a new family. Actually, Daya went to live with her original foster family who also decided to adopt her!
As for Raisin, she too became a “foster failure” – her foster family couldn’t part with her and adopted her as their own. She now has an older sibling – a dog named Charlie. The two get along wonderfully, in no small part thanks to Daya and her nurturing.
The two were hurting and alone when they met, but by coming together for a brief time, they mended each other’s hearts and now have happy lives.