For weeks, this dog was wandering alone through the woods of Evans Creek Preserve in Washington. People often tried to get close to him, but he would always flee in terror. The dog was given the name, "Bear," although his appearance was anything but big and burly: the poor animal was severely malnourished. 
Amanda Guarascio and Dylan Parkinson heard about the dog and decided to try and rescue him. When they found him, he was collapsed on the edge of a road. “We tried to lure him into our car with food for hours, but we didn’t get far,” Amanda explained. The dog, who so clearly needed help, wouldn’t let anyone near him.

The pair decided to try a different approach. Amanda curled up in a ball on the ground and pretended to be injured. Slowly, inch by inch, she moved herself closer to the dog as he looked on. Whenever he started to growl, she would remain still for a few moments, before starting to move again. This went on for hours. 

“But then I finally got next to him,” Amanda exclaimed. Bear even cuddled up to her to warm her up. “From this moment on, we were determined that he wouldn’t run away again,” Amanda said. “I had to carry him to the car and I cuddled with him the whole way to the vet.”

Bear finally received the help that he so desperately needed. And most importantly: he found two people who didn’t give up on him.

Amanda and Dylan let nothing discourage them from rescuing this dog. The dedication that these people showed, on a cold day in Washington no less, is truly remarkable. 
Via : Hefty


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