This Boxer mix was discovered at 9 pm last night, Wednesday, October 26th, when Madeline of Healing Hearts began barking at the back of her yard and would not stop.
Rescue volunteer Joy Austin and neighbor, Barbara, drove around to the other side of the fence, which sits behind a small local recording studio owned by the family of Johnny Wright and Kitty Wells. They discovered a Boxer mix with long legs. He is dark brindle in color with a white snip on his nose, white tip on the end of his tail, white belly and some white markings on his legs.
Unfortunately, this poor baby also appears to be injured, probably from being hit by a car since this area of Madison is notorious for speeding cars. And he could not be rescued last night because he growled low when the volunteers came any closer than ten feet.
He is very reluctant to get up at all and when he does get up, his back end wobbles, which is why it is suspected that he may have been hit by a car and may also have internal injuries. He is also shivering from the cold and extremely thin.
Saddest of all, this dog appears to have been abused because he finds no comfort at all from human interaction. When the volunteers approached very slowly and called to him in kind, gentle voices, he refused to pick up his head to look at them until they got too close and then he growled softly. His tail never wagged and he began breathing faster when they got too close.
Food was left for him last night and again this morning. Since it rained last night, he sought shelter underneath a nearby storage shed. He is currently resting underneath the back right corner of a large cream-colored storage shed behind the Nationwide Insurance building on E. Old Hickory Blvd in Madison, TN, just north of Nashville.
The address for his location is 232 E. Old Hickory Blvd, Madison, TN 37115. He urgently needs medical attention for his injuries and placement with a foster home and rescue group that has experience with Boxer mix dogs who have been abused and may have mild aggressions issues.
By this morning this dog was so weak and depressed that he allowed Joy to come within 2-3 feet of him to take pictures without even raising his head. At this time, he could probably be caught by an experienced rescuer without much difficulty. But time is running out for this beautiful boy and he needs to be safe and get medical care as soon as possible.
If you can help him, please go and pick him up as soon as possible. If you need further information or would like to coordinate with Healing Hearts, please feel free to contact Joy by email at [email protected] You can also call or text at (615) 290-2454.