A small terrified dog, who has been rescued from an irregular and precarious kennel with 700 other dogs, is finally beginning to experience the good and loving side of mankind – leaving behind the bad humans who mistreated him in the kennel.
The dog, named Jordan Knight, was rescued from a makeshift breeding ground in Georgia earlier this month after a person reported anonymously the precarious and inhumane conditions to which more than 700 dogs of various races and sizes were subjected.
Perhaps there is no better testimony of how life in a breeding place is than what Jordan was caught doing on his first night in his foster home.
Melissa Lentz, Jordan’s adopted mother, knew that the dog was still traumatized, even after she had recovered physically; she tried to give him the space he needed to get used to the big change in his life.
She kept an eye on Jordan as he went to bed to sleep. But instead of lying down, Jordan rested only the top of his head on the edge of the pillow and, still standing, fell asleep.
“He was accustomed to sleeping standing because of his tight cage.” NGO Releash Atlanta, who helped rescue Jordan and put him in an orphanage, said in a statement. “He did the same thing on his first night in his foster home.”
But it didn’t take long for Jordan to start learning that things were different in this place.
On the one hand, he realized that the other dogs in the house – a group of rescued and adopted foster dogs – are cheerful and happy.
There is also plenty of space to explore and many places where there is no problem in lying down.
Jordan has a spa day a week and learned that the warm water, followed by the warmth in warm towels, is actually something incredible and pleasurable.
In addition, he learned to cuddle on the couch with his siblings. Plus, he’s enjoying having dinner with his family.
And when his foster mother suggested that Jordan try to lie on her lap, he really decided to give her a chance.
The little dog also came a long way from the first night to accept his bed and his new reality. Now he climbs on her lap and lets himself lie down, calming down and sleeping.
“With much love and attention from his adoptive family, he is finally settling in,” writes NGO Releash Atlanta. “These dogs were traumatized emotionally and mentally. Waiting for them to suddenly change overnight is impossible. But we’re doing our best to erase their past and replace it with love, attention, and comfort as they deal with this whole new world. “
Jordan – and hundreds of other kennel survivors and illegal dog breeding – were adopted by loving and understandable homes. And now they can recover with the support of their adoptive parents.
Source: Portal Do Animal