This is a story about Francis, a puppy abandoned in a cardboard box. One freezing night, a couple found a cardboard box in their neighborhood. Curious, they decided to check it out. Inside they found a lonely puppy. Francis was very still and freezing. Thought to be dead, they were glad to find he was still breathing. Thankfully the nice couple took him to their local animal shelter.
A Well Taken Care of Puppy
Francis was then taken to a no-kill shelter in Jackson, Mississippi. The vet at Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA) confirmed that Francis was still alive, but in a deep coma. Everyone who worked at CARA did everything they could to bring him back to health. Though he was unresponsive, the puppy was kept warm and comfortable. They even held a party in his honor on Valentine’s Day.
He received a lot of visitors. Big ones…
…and even furry ones!
Many friends left Francis cards full of good wishes.
The Long Road To Recovery
All of this attention got Francis’ attention…soon his eyes began to open.
After waking up, the people at CARA took him home where he received 24-hour care. For two months he needed a feeding tube, and couldn’t stand on his own. After receiving physical therapy from a caring human, Francis went from opening his eyes and raising his head to stand on his own.
His progress kept improving! Francis continued getting better; he went from standing on his own…
He’s a Survivor; He Didn’t Give Up!
Francis went from an abandoned puppy left in a cardboard box, half alive, to a fully grown (adult) puppy! With lots of love and care from those who worked at CARA, Francis made a full recovery. He enjoyed his first Christmas…
…and even made friends!
This wonderful dog got his forever home. His new owner, Harriet Scott says;
“We were lucky enough to be chosen to adopt this special dog that had become such a celebrity. But to us, he is just Francis, a sweet, loving dog with lots of energy that loves to run and play outside, nap on the sofa, and live the life we would hope all homeless animals could find. Our family would not be complete without him; he has so much love for people because it’s the love of people that saved him.”
Did you think I could do it?
You can find CARA on their website and Facebook page to read about the wonderful work they do. Share this story and help inspire others to give a second chance to check out boxes that could be empty at first. You never know if there is a puppy inside who needs your help.