When his heartless family decided to leave him behind, little Roscoe didn’t know what was going on. He was a little scared when he realized that everyone was leaving except him, but he was still hopeful that they would return.
Unfortunately, all the poor dog’s hopes were in vain, as the people he once loved were gone forever, and as a reward for Roscoe’s unconditional love, they tied him to a wooden box without too much food and water. But, despite his delicate position, Roscoe never gave up hope. However, things got complicated when heavy snowfall hit South Illinois a few days ago.
“A citizen called us because it had just snowed the night before, and for southern Illinois, it was a large amount of snow and super cold,” officer Vanessa Skavlem explained for The Dodo. “By the time we got there, he was just shivering.”
“He was just so happy to see us, he came running out,” Vanessa recalls. “He would just whine over and over and over. This is what happiness looks like when you rescue a little dog from living on a chain in the freezing snow.”