A dog, named Kita, was found on a large piece of property. When she was rescued, she was confused and afraid. She couldn’t comprehend that these humans wanted to give her proper food and shelter, and above all, a second chance at life.
Kita was too overwhelmed to handle it so she did what she had to in order to cope… she shut down completely. Her rescue journey began with her suffering and it was completely heartbreaking.
Once Kita was taken to her foster home, she curled into a tiny ball. She made herself so small that she could wedge herself between the walls. When Kita did move from that spot, she’d sit and stare into the corner of the room. The walls were her shield, her barrier, her protection. It was gut-wrenching.
Her foster mom explains, in the video below, that even when she eventually worked up the courage to leave the corners of her home, she’d stare out the window like she didn’t belong there. Kita was inside a warm home, with everything she needed, but she didn’t feel she deserved it. And when her foster mom took her outside to do her business, she froze. She was so petrified of the outdoors– it was like she had flashbacks to her struggles on that large piece of land, convinced she’d end up back there.
But no one was giving up on Kita, ever again! Kita doesn’t just come around, she develops such a strong love for her foster parents that when they leave home, she gathers up all the things that smell like them so she can still “be with them.” Wow Kita, look how far you’ve come along. Her story and progress is a tale of strength, adoration, and success. See for yourself in the video below!