Dog chained up in the snow finally realizes he’s safe and his reaction is pure happiness

When his heartless family decided to move out and leave him behind, the tiny Roscoe didn’t knew what’s going on. He was a little bit scared when realized everyone’s leaving, except him, but he kept his spirit up hoping they will return though.

Unfortunately the poor dog’s hopes were all in vain as the humans he used to love leaved for ever and as a reward for Roscoe’s unconditional love they tied him up to a wood box without too much food nor water. But despite his delicate situation, Roscoe never lost hope. Yet, things got pretty complicated when the heavy snow hit the Southern Illinois, a few days ago.


But, as the dog’s situation was getting harder, an unexpected help came out of nowhere. Someone just spotted the poor little dog freezing in the deep snow and rushed to help him. He called the Effingham County Animal Control and within minutes officers Vanessa Skavlem and Warden Michelle Shoot arrived at the scene.

“A citizen called us because it had just snowed the night before, and for southern Illinois, it was a large amount of snow and super cold,” officer Vanessa Skavlem explained for The Dodo. “By the time we got there, he was just shivering.”


When realizing someone’s approaching him, Roscoe immediately started to wag his tail, just like he would have known his life will change. But that doesn’t compare with the dog’s reaction when he finally reallized he’s safe. The two officers put a blanked around the 10-pound dog and took inside the car. It was the first in weeks when the poor Roscoe got the chance to fell warmth again.

This is what happiness looks like when you rescue a little dog from living on a chain in the freezing snow (FACEBOOK/VANESSA SKAVLEM)

“He was just so happy to see us, he came running out,” Vanessa recalls. “He would just whine over and over and over. This is what happiness looks like when you rescue a little dog from living on a chain in the freezing snow.”


Even in a shelter now, the tiny Roscoe is safer and happier than ever and every time he sees the women that saved his life, he’s s joyful. “When he sees us, he’s so happy he wiggles and jumps up on you,” said Vanessa. “He does this adorable whine that’s almost as if he’s talking to you and it just feels like he has emotions and he’s grateful.”

(h/t: thedodo)

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