Natalie Olivieri, Vice President of Furever Bully Love Rescue of Orlando, Florida, had rescued enough dogs to know Harper had been horribly abused, and she was extremely traumatized.
They found this dog in a big field in Redland, Florida – commonly called “The Redlands” – a place known for having a lot of stray dogs.
Natalie said, “The place is pretty much a dumping ground of dogs. People just leave them there.”
Another organization called Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project visits the Redlands every day to bring food to the homeless dogs there. But there are more dogs in the Redlands than they could ever help.
Jessie Pena, Vice President of Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project said there are thousands of dogs out there. They go through about 350 pounds of kibble to feed approximately 100 dogs, but they are only covering a very small percentage of the need out there.
This February, Furever Bully Love Rescue and Redland Rock Pit teamed up to raise money for dog food, and to see if they could rescue a few dogs from the area.
Natalie was part of the volunteer group who went into the Redlands. For Natalie, it was an experience she’ll never forget.
“We pulled onto this dirt road, it was all remote,” Natalie said. “You would never find it on your own.”
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