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Blind Pit Bull Wanders Into Junkyard, Hoping Someone Will Help Him

He was so tired he just lay down under a dumpster — and as soon as the workers saw him, they knew they had to save him.

After wandering into a junkyard one day, 12-year-old Duncan crawled under a dumpster and lay down, tired and defeated. One of the employees noticed him under there and quickly brought the poor senior dog some food and water. The employee could see that Duncan was blind and in terrible condition, and while her boss wanted to call animal control, she knew he probably wouldn't last long in a public shelter. Instead, she quickly contacted a rescue. 

blind senior dog found in junkyard
Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws got the call about Duncan and rushed out to the junkyard to save him. Rescuers offered him some more food, but the sweet old dog was so disoriented and confused, his rescuers knew it would be best to get him out of there as quickly as possible. 

blind senior dog found in junkyard
Hope for Paws

They slipped a leash around his neck … 

blind senior dog found in junkyard
Hope for Paws

… and being old, blind and sick, Duncan didn’t object, and let his rescuers slowly pull him out from under the dumpster. 

blind senior dog found in junkyard
Hope for Paws

Once he was out, they could see how truly neglected poor Duncan was. He had a piece of rope tied around his neck, meaning that someone had been responsible for him at one point, and had completely let him down. 

blind senior dog found in junkyard
Hope for Paws

In the car on the way to the vet, Duncan let his rescuers pet and love on him, and it may have been the first time he’d received any affection in years. 

“I’m sorry whoever did this to you, I’m so sorry,” Duncan’s rescuers said to him over and over, in a video about his rescue

blind senior dog found in junkyard
Hope for Paws

The vet told Duncan’s rescuers that in addition to being blind, he was also suffering from dehydration, a skin disease, ulcers and two seperate tumors. Doctors recommended that Duncan be put down to end his suffering, but his rescuers decided they didn’t want his life to end like that. After so many years of neglect, they wanted him to finally know what it’s like to be loved.

blind senior dog found in junkyard rescued
Hope for Paws

Knowing that Duncan was definitely a difficult case, Hope for Paws reached out to staff at Frosted Faces Foundation to see if they would take him on, as they specialize in taking care of senior dogs. They quickly agreed and got Duncan into a foster home — and everyone was amazed by how much Duncan changed as soon as he was in a loving home. 

blind senior dog found in junkyard rescued
Hope for Paws

While Duncan unfortunately also suffers from dementia, that hasn’t stopped him from adjusting to life in foster care and enjoying everything his foster family has to offer him. He loves to snuggle and hang out in laundry baskets, and while he may get confused sometimes, there’s always someone around to comfort him, which is exactly what he needs. There’s no telling how much longer Duncan will live, but no matter what happens, he’s finally loved and getting the chance he’s always deserved. 

blind dog found in junkyard rescued
Hope for Paws

Watch the full video of Duncan's rescue below: 

If you’re interested in adopting Duncan, you can contact Frosted Faces Foundation for more information.