Dog who lost everything clings to his teddy bear at the shelter

This poor dog clung to her teddy bear with which she was abandoned in a high mortality shelter in Texas.

After being abandoned in a shelter, this poor one-year-old dog named Ellie clung to the only thing left in the world: a big teddy bear. Ellie is a Blue Lacy dog, who lived with a family near Dallas, Texas (USA). But in June, she was turned over to a local shelter.

Independent lifeguard Jennifer Jessup told The Dodo:

They had gone to the trouble of getting her all her shots, sterilization and microchip…then they just dropped her off at the nearest shelter after keeping her for months. She pretty much lost everything she had ever known, and when she was 1, she found herself in a loud and scary place where they sacrifice themselves for space.

Abandoned dog clings to her teddy bear.

The shelter was a terrifying experience for Ellie, and she spent most of her time huddled next to the teddy bear, which her previous family had left for her.

Jennifer said:

She was so scared and she clung to him. It was the only thing I had.

Luckily, Ellie didn’t spend much time at the shelter. Jennifer’s brother, who lives in Florida, was looking to adopt a dog and contacted his sister to help find a shelter. So Jennifer started searching the internet, and with the help of TAGG Rescue, she found Ellie at the shelter in Texas.

After one night, Ellie went to a temporary foster home until she was moved to Florida. The dog started to feel a little better once in a house, but she was still clinging to her teddy bear.
But it was time for Ellie to meet her new father. TWD Transport, a company that transports rescue dogs across the country, flew Ellie from Texas to Florida.

Jennifer said:

She is exhausted and my brother will spend the day with her to try to cheer her up. She’s very shy and the trip has been tough, so it’s going to take her a while to come out of her shell.

But Jennifer is sure Ellie has found the perfect home with her brother.

Jennifer added:

She’s slowly calming down, and he’s… giving her lots and lots of affection and quiet time.

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