Teachers arrive to work in the morning eager to face kids, buses, and the thrill of a new day. They never expect finding a dog waiting outside their school’s main door. That’s precisely what occurred at an elementary school in Houston, Texas. The canine was actually sitting outside the institution’s principal door.
Caleb Schaffer, a teacher in the tiny town of Columbia Falls, Montana, came at work one morning to see a magnificent dog waiting for him at the door. The dog wagged its tail at Schaffer, but he had to hurry to class, so he walked past the animal. He couldn’t stop thinking about the Lab mix who was outside the school building, so he went back to check if anything had changed. Unfortunately, the dog was gone when he got there.
The dog was unsuccessful while being pursued by animal control. Sure enough, the following morning, the dog was again at the door, and Schaffer noticed him. The guy repeated his tactics, and the dog departed once again later in the day. He did note how horrible the dog’s skin looked and how he was howling and scratching at it.
Finally, on the third day, the dog was there and Schaffer did some movement. He walked to his motor, beckoned the dog in, and the hound got directly into the vehicle with him. He came home with his wife so he could work because Schaffer could not sustain him. Despite this, he sought to contact a variety of rescue groups. No one had room available. He brought him to a nearby animal shelter where he got basic treatment and a bath before being turned off.
He called him Clive and posted images to the Urgent Shelter Pets of Houston Facebook group. Thankfully, Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption watched the video and immediately arranged for a foster home. Schaffer narrates the anecdote to his class. In an interview with The Dodo, he stated, “There are so many strays around here. It’s given me a chance to educate about spaying, neutering, heartworm prevention, and the realities of shelters.”
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