Dog Is Overjoyed To Reunite With The Person Who Saved Her Life 2 Years Ago
“She was jumping up, kissing my face and wouldn’t stop fussing with me."
Honey was rescued by the RSPCA after being trapped in an abandoned house for two months. She’d been surviving on toothpaste and food particles from tin cans, and her rescuer, RSPCA inspector Rachel Leafe, was shocked when she first laid eyes on her. She was by far the skinniest dog she had ever seen.
“When I rescued her I had to gain access through a kitchen window and I managed to reach down over the cupboards, and she was so light I managed to lift her free with one hand,” Leafe said in a press release. “I could visibly see, despite the thick fur, that she was grossly underweight. The outline of every rib could be seen through the fur.”
Leafe immediately rushed Honey to an emergency veterinary hospital, and the vet there said that she was rescued literally just in time. Despite how sick she was, Honey was so grateful to be there and kept trying to give kisses and show affection to everyone she encountered. Even after everything she’d been through, she was still the sweetest dog.
Honey spent time healing at the vet hospital and then in the care of the RSPCA, and two months later, she was finally strong enough to head off to her new forever home.
It’s been two years since Honey was rescued, and she’s settled in wonderfully to her new life. She loves her new family so much, and they’re so grateful to everyone who had a hand in saving her life, especially Leafe. They decided to invite the RSPCA inspector to visit Honey in her new home, and they were excited to see how Honey would react.
Everyone had a feeling Honey would immediately recognize her rescuer — and they were absolutely right.
“As soon as I appeared through the door, she ran up to me and gave me an amazing welcome,” Leafe said. “She was jumping up, kissing my face and wouldn’t stop fussing with me. It was very emotional as I formed such a close bond with her at the time.”
Honey was so excited to see her old friend who saved her life. She jumped all over her, thrilled to show off her happily-ever-after to the person who helped make it come true.
“I have heard that sometimes dogs will seem to recall and recognise those who have helped them in the past — and it really did seem like Honey remembered me and what had happened,” Leafe said.
No dog should ever have to go through what happened to Honey, but she has the best new life now, and it’s all thanks to Leafe. Everyone was so thrilled that the pair was able to reunite, and there’s no doubt they’ll have a strong bond for many years to come.