When animal rescuers Katy Hudson and Courtney Clerico got the call about this poor pup found on the side of a highway, they knew they needed to help the cutie.
Skittish and reluctant to leave his mother, who had apparently passed away a few days before they got the call, it was difficult to convince him they were there to protect him.
They tried using treats to coax him away, but he would never let them close enough to get a leash on him.
As the pup hid behind a tree, Hudson tried to soothe him, but had no luck.
They noticed an unlocked, fenced area nearby and managed to corral him…but he wasn”t happy about it.
After spending over an hour patiently sitting by his side, they were finally able to get him calm enough for a leash.
They were afraid he would be too feral for foster care and would require months of rehabilitation, but by the very next day, a wagging tail and happy face was all they saw.
Watch the whole amazing rescue here:
(source Courtney Clerico)
They named the cutie Prince and brought him to Marley”s Mutts, where he was able to find a loving forever home. His incredible rescue was also thanks to the folks at The Cat People and Fast Friends.
It”s amazing to see how a little love from kind strangers turned his life around and gave him a second chance at happiness.
Now THAT”S one happy puppy.