Rusty Diamond is a dog who has been chained up outside in Arizona his whole life. Unloved and left outside alone, it is safe to say he was not used to human interaction.
The dog had open sores on his ears, which flies were feeding from. And he had obvious tumors on his stomach. These were just a few of the visible signs of his neglect, but the mental scars were far worse.
One day a couple noticed the dog laying by himself, chained in the yard. They had seen him before, but never off his leash. Now that he had caught their attention, they looked for him every time they walked by his house.
The dog was never off the chain, and nobody ever played with him. He was outside in the extreme Arizona heat all by himself.
Whenever the couple walked past the yard, the dog barked aggressively at them. He didn’t seem very friendly.
The couple felt bad. They knew the dog deserved some love. They walked closer to the fence to check the dog out.
The dog was dirty and his fur was covered in dust. Bugs crawled all over him. In some places he had open flesh wounds and visible tumors.
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