Slim, a pit bull mix, was abandoned at a vacant house with no food or water. He endured cruelty that no dog should ever have to experience. He was emaciated and barely alive when he was rescued by the Ashland County Dog Shelter in Ohio.
Slim waited at the shelter for two long years for someone to welcome him into their family.
Scared and lonely, he found comfort from his only friend: a single bucket.
After spending so much time at the shelter, Slim developed anxiety and rejected any toy he was given. The bucket was his only source of comfort, and he held on to it as if his life depended on it.
The staff at the shelter described Slim as sweet, loving, and playful—why anyone would abandon him is unthinkable.
But eventually, Slim got the happy ending he’d been waiting for. A non-profit organization called the Forget Me Not Animal Rescue connects dogs in need of foster and adoptive families by posting the dogs’ profiles online. They matched Slim with a foster family, who fell head over heels in love with him.
In fact, they couldn’t imagine ever letting Slim go, and decided to adopt him permanently!
Slim is now doing so much better with his new family than he was at the shelter.
He’ll never have to suffer neglect and loneliness. He is surrounded by love and care, and is as healthy and happy as he can ever be thanks to his rescuers and the many people who took part in helping him find a forever family.
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