Eric Maus was going back home when he discovered a dog. Eric is a full-time screenwriter from Brooklyn and has a part-time job as a dog walker. Fortunately, the pooch he found got lucky! Here is her entire story, which comes with a happy end and a lot of tail wagging.
Is That a Dog?
On that day, he had decided to take a longer walk with two of the “clients,” when he stumbled upon the dog. The pooch appeared to be alone and no one was close to that area.
It was a Monday Morning when Maus took Gouda and Lily on a very long hike through Prospect Park. He didn’t expect to come across a dog, he said in an interview:
“When I was walking up to the waterfall, across the bridge, I saw this really big, chubby pit bull tied to the tree.” Was the dog all by herself?
Where Are Your Parents?
Maus didn’t know what to expect. He wondered if there was an owner around, so he said: “I looked around and I called out to her, ‘Hey, where’s your owner?’”
He knew that he couldn’t leave the pooch all alone in the park. Maus had no idea what to do, but he wanted to help her, so he got closer to the pooch…
Not a Good Place
“Prospect Park isn’t a good spot for a dog to be alone,” explained Maus in the interview. He looked around again, but nobody appeared. He felt like something was wrong.
He slowly approached the pit bull, as he had the other dogs with him. However, the chubby pooch didn’t move an inch. Then Maus looks at the tree where the leash was tied and notices something.
A Piece of Paper
There was a piece of paper, hanging from that tree. It had a few sentences written in Sharpie. The note talked about the pooch, who was called Mamas, and explained that she was very friendly.
Whoever left her out there probably had no other option and thought they’d give her a chance at being helped. Here’s what the note said…
“Take Me Home”
The note wrote: “Take me home. I’m a great dog. I’m 7 years old. Don’t let my size scare you. I’m sweet.” At the top of the note the word Mamas probably stood for the dog’s name.
And looking at her, Maus could tell she was indeed sweet. He could see that the owner cared about the pooch – anyone could have picked her up. But what could he do?
“The pit bull was being so sweet and so gentle,” said Maus in an interview. “She was just laying there, tongue out, so cute.” His thoughts that the pooch was indeed abandoned in the middle of the park were confirmed.
He had to do something, but he was alone. There was nobody else around him to come up with an idea, so he took out his phone…
We’ll Ask For Advice Here!
This is where social media is a life-saver! Maus snapped a photo of Mamas and of the note and posted the photo on a Facebook page visited by people from the neighborhood.
He asked for advice saying the following: “Found this dog tied to the tree near the boathouse in Prospect Park.” Then, he asked a simple question and people immediately responded!
Maus also explained in his Facebook post that “There’s a note on the tree that says take him. Who do we call?” Only five minutes passed, and Maus was contacted by people.
A person came to meet Maus and the pooch and called for a car to come outside the park and help with transport. Guess where this lucky lady was taken – a hint: happy tail at #10!
Going To a Local Shelter
Mamas was going with Maus and the two “clients” to Sean Casey Animal Rescue, a shelter that was nearby and could find a spot for Mamas.
Maus had to walk the chubby pit bull through the park. She was a bit slow, probably because of her size and a bladder infection. As soon as she got in the car, she changed into a different dog!
Seeing the car, Mamas seemed to be less hesitant. But then, Maus couldn’t believe his eyes:
“When we took her out of the car it seemed like she was ready.” Not only she was ready, but she “basically jumped out of the car — which was a really good sign. She knew that she was safe.”
And that was all thanks to the many people who stepped in and helped them. But what next
A Common Case
“This dog was incredibly lucky,” explained Casey, the founder and owner of the non-profit organization. He added that this wasn’t the only case like that, and that they get “several calls a week for dogs that have been tied out here or cats left in boxes.”
But this dog’s luck doesn’t end here! Wait until you see the latest update at #1!
Eric Maus thought that Mamas’ owner couldn’t afford taking care of his pet anymore and believed that the right thing was to tie the pooch to a tree and leave a post saying “please take her home” just so that she could live a better life. But her situation could have been a lot worse…
Here’s what the vets said about Mamas.
Mamas is Healthy
Aside from a bladder infection, the vets said that Mamas was in good health – however, she needed to lose a few pounds. She wasn’t yet spayed, and that would soon be fixed after her bladder infection is treated. Sean Casey added that she would be up for adoption in a week.
And that’s not all!
A Famous Pooch
Meanwhile, she’s become quite famous thanks to social media and the local news. Mamas is ready to begin a new chapter in his life, all thanks to Maus and the people who helped rescuing her. Until she finds a new family,
she’s just happy to be out of the park.
Mamas Loves Everyone
A spokesperson of the shelter said that Mamas is “settling in well and she likes everybody and everything.” Meanwhile, Eric knows that this pooch would find a family soon enough, and that they will be lucky to have her.
Here’s what he said…
“[She’s] a total sweetheart, with big brown doe-y eyes,” Maus said in an interview, adding that“she’s just a happy dog.”She might be big and chubby, but her heart seems to match the size. And there’s a bright future awaiting, all thanks to her rescuers!
Reach Out For Help!
Sean explained that many owners cannot afford taking care of their dogs. However, he recommends these people to reach out to a local shelter and ask people for help.
Maus had a dog when he was a kid, and he remembers they went to the pound to adopt him… Did he take Mamas home with him after all?
Adopt, Don’t Shop!
Maus said that he “would’ve loved to adopt” Mamas, but unfortunately, his living situation cannot allow for it. However, he said in an interview that:
“It’s moments like these where I want to raise awareness about adopting rather than buying your next dog or cat. Adopted pets are the most loving pets there are.”
After less than a month since Mamas was rescued and got a kennel of her own at the shelter, Sean had some amazing news about their chubby pooch. A week ago,
someone adopted Mamas and waited for her to get to her new home as soon as she got spayed first!
this aticle originally appeared in obsev.com