Melanie and the volunteer traveled to the dog’s location as quickly as they could. But when they found Liam, neither of them could coax him out from behind the dumpster. Luckily, Kent Pafford, Melanie’s husband, arrived to help.
“He wouldn’t move,” Kent Pafford, the other cofounder of Streetdog Foundation, told The Dodo. “He was kind of between a loading ramp and the dumpster. The volunteer, Michelle, was able to reach between the two and get a leash around his neck, but he still wouldn’t move, wouldn’t stand up, wouldn’t walk. And we didn’t want to pull him with those kinds of wounds. He just sat there with his head down low.”