On a brisk February morning right before Valentine’s Day, Shelter Supervisor Jeremy Selbach dutifully arrived at the animal shelter 30 minutes prior to the rest of the team, hoping to get a head start on the day’s duties.
As he made his way down the rural San Martin road, he discovered a large pile of rubbish dumped on the roadside, tainting the beautiful country scenery. Disheartened by what he saw, he took in the dumped sofas and their tacky upholstery, and noted bags of trash and a box for a flat screen television. As he was recording the scene, he noticed that in the pile of rubbish, there was a little Dachshund that appeared to have taken refuge in the pile.
Could this puppy have been discarded by an unkind person with this non-living refuge? Jeremy pulled over and attempted to coax the cold and scared dog into his car, so that he could bring him to the safety of the shelter. He found a peanut butter sandwich in his lunch and offered a piece to the nervous doxie. The little pup was reluctant at first but eventually built up the courage to accept the offering, before scurrying back under the abandoned furniture with the morsel.