Emma Semple was just settling down on the sofa for a Friday night in when her phone rang. The animal rescuer, based in south London, knew there was an animal who needed her help and jumped into action.
The animal waiting desperately for someone to help him was Barry. He’d been dumped, shut inside a phone box with a piece of twine around his neck as a makeshift leash. Luckily, a local woman spotted him outside a pub and called the authorities, who asked Semple to help.
“He was collapsed but standing up,” Semple told The Dodo. “He was exhausted and was trying to lay down but couldn’t because there wasn’t the space.”
The sandy-colored saluki mix stood on just three legs, putting no weight on his front right leg as he held it gently above the ground. Semple released him from his tiny, glass-walled prison.