BLIND DOG GUARDS ABANDONED BUILDING 10 YEARS AFTER OWNER LEAVES - “Those who know the dog’s history guess that Willa stayed at her post as a guard dog, though her owner and the business she guarded have been gone for almost 10 years.”
A dog named Willa was left behind by her owner when her home, an auto repair shop, closed down. For 10 years, Willa continued to stay in the area, even after the building was destroyed. She has been living in nearby woods ever since and unfortunately lost her sight. Local residents gave her food and water, but it was only recently when Willa was caught and taken to the Humane Society of Faulkner County in Arkansas. Read more from the Log Cabin Democrat:
When the auto repair shop vacated and a church moved into the remaining structure, the patch of trees Willa lived in was bulldozed. She moved to another wooded area across the road from the church on South German Lane, but would return when parishioners were not present, apparently to continue to guard her post.
“Paulette Rice and I coordinated to feed the dog for about eight years. She would feed her in the morning and I would feed her in the evenings and bring her ice water. She would come running at the sound of my car and got to where she’d eat out of my hands but I never could get my hands around her to catch her,” Everts said.
Willa is receiving treatment at the Humane Society and will soon be ready for adoption. Willa can finally rest now. Click here for the full story and here for more about the Humane Society of Faulkner County.