Depressed Rescue Dog Refuses To Eat Or Move, But Everything Changed When Little Boy Showed Up


Children are the lights of the world. They are curious but gentle, and they are always ready to play. In a room full of frightening faces, a child’s smile can be a great source of comfort. If it had not been for her kid companion this dog would have been completely depressed.

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Meet Nala. She was rescued off of the streets of New Zealand by a local rescue team. Her rescuers had no idea where she had come from or what her story was; they only knew that she needed help. Abbie Van Der Plax was the first person to face a serious problem. Nala wouldn’t eat, no matter what she tried. When she was unsuccessful, she feared that would be the end of the pup’s story.

After days of visiting the dog, Abbie had still not seen Nala move an inch. The poor pup was terrified. And the worst part was that she was losing weight fast, and no one could get her to eat. Abbie was at a total loss.

“She spend hours trying to coax the distressed dog out from a corner, but Nala would just tremble and growl,” the shelter shared with Inside Edition.

Abbie started losing all hope that the dog would recover.

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Then she made a breakthrough. One day Abbie brought her son, Zach, to work with her. Ever since Nala acted like a completely different dog whenever the little boy was around. Suddenly she was eager to play, and she even started eating.

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This pup still had a long way to recovery, but she was finally on the right path. Abbie brought Nala home as a foster pet so she could prepare for life in a forever home. Until then, she spends her days playing with the worker’s two loving sons.

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Now Nala is happy as can be, but she still has a long way to go before she is ready to be adopted.

“Nala’s separation distress is slowly getting better,” Inside Edition observed, “and she loves being by the boy’s side.”

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This unexpected friendship has saved the dog’s life. She is getting stronger and more stable every day and every day she is a step closer to being adopted. No matter how much time passes she will always remember the boy who helped her get her spark back.

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