When you need help, you surely know where to turn. From an early age, we're taught that policemen can help when you feel unsafe and doctors can help when you feel unwell, for example. But what about dogs—do they know where to turn? Well, Sistine the Pit Bull mix sure did!
In early October, the pup followed around a firefighter from the East Cleveland Fire Department. The poor little girl was plagued by a nasty case of mange, as well as skin diseases and Parvo. By the way she refused to leave the man's side, it almost seemed that she knew the fireman could help her. She was right: the fire department sees stray dogs walk in from time to time, so they knew to make a phone call and take her to the vet right away.
The young dog had been through quite a bit. It was believed that she was previously owned, as she knew several skills, like “sit.” However, based on her physical state, she had clearly been neglected. Yet she was a total sweetheart and was placed in foster care through Muttley Crue Rescue. It was through this rescue that she received the name “Sistine,” and made a breathtaking recovery.
It's hard to believe the two pups in that are the same dog, isn't it? But the story gets even better: later that month, Sistine was adopted!
Article continues below
Our Featured Programs
See how we’re making a difference for People, Pets, and the Planet and how you can get involved!
All this would not have been possible, however, if Sistine hadn't followed around that fireman. Was it just a lucky coincidence, or did she somehow “know?” That's for you to decide. Whatever the case, there's no mistaking that Sistine's choice led to her happy ending.
Help Rescue Animals
Provide food and vital supplies to shelter pets at The Animal Rescue Site for free! →