AT&T technician David Baxter was out on a call in a remote part of Southern California last year when he found a severely malnourished dog bound up with twine.
“It was very sad to see a dog in that kind of condition,” Baxter says.
The pup was frightened and shaking, and the twine was cutting into her body. Baxter knew he had to help, but the dog was too scared to let him close. So he poured some water into a bucket to lure her.
“She came to that. She let me pet her. Calmed down a bit,” he says.
After cutting the twine off the dog’s hind legs and neck, Baxter fed her his lunch.
“Ham and turkey sandwich on wheat bread.” he says. “Then I called animal control.”
An officer came to collect the skin-and-bones pup and promised Baxter that she’d be cared for.
Dora, at the time…