I am constantly shocked by people’s ability to abuse animals; I don’t understand how anyone could be so cruel to an innocent animal. Malissa Sergent Lewis understands this more than anyone after a chance sighting one morning on her way to work.
Elementary school teacher, Malissa, was driving on the backroads to work, one morning, when she noticed something at the side of the road. A black trash bag was moving, but not through blowing in the wind; the trash bag was walking!
Filming the strange sighting on her phone, she decided to investigate further. It could be dangerous opening the trash bag, but she had no choice. She had to know what was inside.
I saw this trash bag in the road, and I thought to myself, ‘Did I just see that bag move?’ The closer I got, I realised it was moving; I could hardly wrap my mind around that. Something was alive in that bag, and I just knew I had to get whatever it was out.
As she got closer, the mysterious bag began to walk towards her, sensing that someone was nearby. Bravely and carefully, Malissa opened the bag to see what was inside, praying that it wasn’t a vicious creature. But to her amazement, and disbelief, inside was a tiny, beautiful puppy.
The puppy was clearly happy to see her as it wagged its tail, happy that a rescuer had come for it. The puppy had no collar or other identification so she took him with her to work, posting on Facebook to appeal to anyone who may have information regarding the mistreated pup.
If this is your puppy, let me know. If you are the scoundrel who put it in a garbage bag and tossed it on the side of the road… you’re a sicko.
After a veterinary examination, they determined that the puppy was no older than eight weeks old and, luckily, he was healthy. Whoever had been cruel enough to dump the poor baby in a trash bag had luckily not harmed it beforehand.
Malissa quickly fell in love with the gorgeous puppy and decided to adopt him, naming him Hefty.
We all love the puppy. He’s going to be loved, and have a good home with us. I’m just glad I was in the right place at the right time to save him. That’s what it was.
The authorities are unsure as to what happened to Hefty to put him in such an unfortunate position, but they are looking into it in the hopes of finding his abuser and bringing them to justice. But for now, Hefty lives safely with Malissa and her family, never having to worry about being abandoned again.
Hefty is very lucky that he was found by such a caring woman and got the happy ending he deserves.
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