Man Stumbles Upon Shivering Dog Tied To Tree And Abandoned In The Freezing Cold

The dog had a note attached to him. When the man read the note, his eyes teared up.

When Leslie Gray’s husband was walking his dog in the park, the last thing he expected to see was a dog tied to a tree and abandoned in the freezing cold. He was shocked to find a 2-year-old American Bulldog tied to a tree and left there with a note attached to him. The note said “My name is Duke. Here’s my favorite toy and my food. I am looking for a new home.”


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A neighbor, Stephanie Dagenhart, took some photos of Duke and posted them on her social media. She expressed how she was “losing faith in humanity” as her heart sank watching the poor pooch shivering in the cold. He was too scared to let anyone approach him, so Stephanie sat on a bench opposite him and tried to comfort him from there.


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Pretty soon more neighbors started showing up to comfort Duke and give him treats. Stephanie’s social media post started to garner attention and people began asking if they can adopt Duke. Soon, Animal Control arrived and retrieved Duke. BARCS stressed that they are an open admission shelter, and if any pet owner was having trouble keeping their pet, they should bring the pet to the shelter rather than abandoning them.


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Duke had his own happy ending when he was adopted by U.S. Army Specialist Wallace White who didn’t even know Duke was famous by now. He just loved Duke for who he was and wanted to adopt him out of love and not the story behind him. Go Duke!

Click the video below to watch Duke’s heart-touching story!


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