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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:38 PM

Stray Dog Reaches Out Paw To Woman For Help

"I think he knew I was going to help him.”

BY LILY FEINN

When Kylina Turner first spotted Caro, she didn’t realize that the small bundle of fur was actually a dog.

“I thought he was a stuffed animal,” Turner told The Dodo. “He was completely frozen still, staring at me. I figured I should check just in case, and as I walked up to him his ear twitched.”

“I was completely shocked that this was an animal,” Turner added, “let alone a living one.”

Caro’s legs were stuck in a wire bed frame in the backyard of an Austin, Texas, property. Too weak to free himself from the mangled box spring, Caro knew Turner was his only hope — so he held out his paw.

“He wasn’t scared of me and didn’t make a sound,” Turner said. “He just watched what I was doing with a blank look in his eyes. I think he knew I was going to help him.”





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Afraid that the pup was too sick to endure a 20-minute ride to the nearest animal shelter, Turner decided to head straight to the vet instead. When she arrived, the team made sure he was stable and, in the process, fell in love with the 6-month-old dog.

“The vet techs told me they would keep him there and pool their money to pay for his recovery,” Turner said. “That night I started a GoFundMe for Caro.”

A checkup revealed that the young dog was malnourished, sunburned and dehydrated, and had the worst case of mange the vet had ever seen.



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Despite how little Caro could interact with his surroundings, Turner found herself growing attached to the sick little dog. She decided that, once Caro left the vet, she would foster him until he regained his strength.

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“It didn't take long until I realized I wouldn't be able to give Caro up,” Turner said. “The first couple weeks were rocky. My 7-year-old dog, Casey, was not very interested in losing her title of Only Child, but they quickly became best friends!”

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Though Caro looks nothing like his old self, inside he’s still the same trusting dog Turner met that very first day.

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https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/sick-german-shepherd-dog-amazing-transformation

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Reply Stray Dog Reaches Out Paw To Woman For Help (Original post)
catbyte Monday OP
Squinch Monday #1
notdarkyet Monday #2
FM123 Monday #3
Dem2theMax Tuesday #35
calimary Tuesday #42
JuJuYoshida Monday #4
Arkansas Granny Monday #5
lancelyons Monday #18
renate Monday #20
irisblue Monday #21
Arkansas Granny Monday #24
lancelyons Monday #29
catbyte Monday #31
lancelyons Tuesday #38
catbyte Tuesday #43
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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:48 PM

1. Good God! He's georgeous! How could anyone let that happen to him?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:49 PM

2. He turned out beautiful.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:51 PM

3. These are the stories that feed my soul.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:48 PM

35. The same with me.

With everything happening in the world today, especially in this country, I don't know what I would do without these stories of hope and kindness.

That dog is beyond gorgeous. To think that that poor little puppy turned out to be this big, beautiful strong dog, it is amazing.

Yay! for the men and women who rescue and care for all the abandoned animals in the world.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:03 PM

42. I absolutely LOVE these stories - AND thedodo.com!

They find the greatest, funniest, and most uplifting items!

Thanks for this one, catbyte!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:58 PM

4. What a touching story! Caro is beautiful!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:02 PM

5. What a lucky, beautiful boy.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:02 PM

18. its tough to see these threads.. my pup and best friend for last 12 years passed this friday.

I do love dogs and loved Rufus immensley.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:08 PM

20. I'm so sorry... that's a loss that just rips your heart out

They're by your side, patiently and loyally, for all those years... when they leave, they leave such a huge hole in your heart.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:15 PM

21. I am so so sorry for your loss.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:54 PM

24. I understand. My girl has been gone for 3 years now and I still miss her terribly.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:52 PM

29. Trying hard to think of the fun memories but thinking about him brings the tears.

I hope this picture comes through.

What an amazing dog he was.

https://imgur.com/a/2YhTnBI

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:06 PM

31. He was gorgeous. What a wonderful face.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:51 PM

38. Thanks.. he was a cuty for sure. will be missed.

Sometimes things like this make you question getting another pet since its so painful when this happens.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:09 PM

43. I've been tempted to do that in the past, but at least for me, the opportunity to save another life

always managed to present itself. The years of joy that new relationship brought helped heal the pain of my loss. It's all up to you, though--absolutely no judgement from me. I know how much it hurts. Again, I'm so sorry.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:44 PM

32. That brings tears to my eyes, as well. He looks like a real buddy.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:50 PM

36. I can see doggie love written all over his face.

I am so sorry you lost your friend. There is nothing like the unconditional love of a dog.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:19 PM

26. I am so sorry you lost your best friend

I hope you have many happy memories of Rufus to help ease the pain in your heart.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:05 PM

30. I'm so very sorry.

They're family. The only time they're ever capable of breaking our hearts is when it's time for them to leave us. Again, I'm so sorry.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:02 PM

6. Where there is a void,...

... someone steps up to fill the dire need.

Bless most of humanity,... we really are not that bad a species.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:21 PM

7. It's stories like this

that make me not hate the world so much. ty!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:36 PM

8. What a cutiepie!!!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:23 PM

9. What a beautiful german shepherd. I am constantly disgusted by other alleged "humans" inhumanity.

Thank you

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:31 PM

10. Perfect Example of Why All Dogs Go to Heaven, and Few Humans Do!

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:36 PM

11. Ditto!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:37 PM

12. Thank God for good people

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:39 PM

13. I really, really hate people who abuse animals.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:39 PM

14. OMG, he's so beautiful!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:44 PM

15. Oh, my. I'm so glad those people took him in and could afford him.

Look at that transformation. What a beautiful dog.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:44 PM

16. How could anyone leave such a sweet animal in such deplorable conditions!

What a happy ending and what a beautiful dog!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:59 PM

17. Watch the video in the link in the OP

Caro is living the life!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:04 PM

19. I'm a GSD Mama myself

We currently have our fourth shepherd - Riley, who is nearly 10. A 90 lb. snuggle muffin. This makes me so happy that Caro is healthy and loved. And a pox on the creep who left him in such deplorable condition.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:21 PM

22. Awww! What a sweet little angel!

I am so grateful for his rescuer! I hope they live happily ever after!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:40 PM

23. I Just Decided I Am Going To Start A Shelter For Pomeranians Etc.

As soon as I can get retired.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:09 PM

25. What a stunning recovery.

He is gorgeous!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:21 PM

27. I am just going to click pet stories for the next week

It grounds me

Thank you

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Response to JDC (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:53 PM

37. For every orange shitgibbon story you have to read,

read five animal rescue stories. Or just go to dodo bird and stay on that website all day. It's very healing.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:31 PM

28. OMG!!!!

He looks just like my service dog Shultz!! I had to have him go to sleep because he slipped a disc and surgery was not an option. He is beautiful.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:44 AM

33. Thank you Kylina Turner

For keeping the glimmer of hope alive...

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:11 AM

34. Those first pictures just broke my heart. I had a shepherd mix for a long time and love the breed.

The next pictures brought me so much joy to see Caro so beautiful and healthy. How could someone just leave him like he was before, it's just mind boggling? How can people be so fucked up? So glad this wonderful guy rescued the sweet trusting baby.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:53 PM

39. Thank you posting this...

Beautiful pup. Can’t believe that it was abandoned that way.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:38 PM

40. K & R

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:02 PM

41. Hard not to cry when reading this story

SO glad a compassionate person reached out!!!!!!!!!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:27 PM

44. 😢😢

Such a beautiful dog, how could anyone do that😢😢

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:42 PM

45. Thanks for posting this, catbyte.

"Reaching out his paw"...What a sweetie!

So glad he was rescued by that lady.

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