After all students of a school in Detroit, Michigan, left for home one evening, the janitor heard a knock on the door. When he looked out a window, he noticed a young boy running away from the school.
When a little boy realized that he could not provide the best care for a puppy he had found, he decided to enlist the help of others. After all students of a school in Detroit, Michigan, left for home one evening, the janitor heard a knock on the door. When he looked out a window, he noticed a young boy running away from the school.
To inspect the matter, the janitor went to the door and on opening it, found a cardboard box with a bundle of joy. Inside it was a little, frightened puppy and a touching handwritten note that read, "Sorry it didn’t have a home, and it was cold so were going to give it to you. Please do let it go find it a new home. Thank you."
Wasting no time, the janitor contacted a teacher known for her love of dogs. The woman immediately retrieved the puppy and named him Snowflake but could not keep the pooch for too long. The teacher eventually contacted the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, an organization that helps wounded, ill, and homeless dogs in the Detroit area, and made arrangements for them to take Snowflake into their care.
"She was so cute," said the founder and director of Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, Theresa Sumpter, who also praised the student for going out of his way to get the pup help. "I guess this child had wanted a better life or a home for the puppy. We’ve never been able to make contact with him, but it looked like he was trying to take care of the puppy, " Sumpter told The Dodo.
"In the box was a blanket for the puppy. There was some dog food and some slices of lunch meat. He actually poked holes in the box so the puppy could breathe," they said of Snowflake's young rescuer. The pup, who's about 7 and a half weeks old, was not ready to leave the cardboard box initially. "She really likes the box — I don’t know why. She likes to sit in the box, she likes to lie in the box, she likes her toys in the box," shared Sumpter.
Eventually, though, she had to leave the box to get dewormed and vaccinated. And since then she has been living in foster care and isn't up for adoption yet. "We never know what the backstories are with these dogs. So for safety’s sake, we have her on stray hold just in case someone comes forward and says, 'Hey, that’s my lost puppy. I didn’t know what happened to it — it got out of the yard.' And maybe the child picked it up, and the only thing they knew to do was put it in a box and take it to the school," added Sumpter.
If no one comes forward to claim Snowflake, the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue will do its best to find a suitable forever home for the pup. For now, Snowflake is busy enjoying her life with her foster family. "She’s doing wonderfully. They have some dogs there that are really mothering to her, so she’s enjoying life in her foster home," shared Sumpter.
Cover image source: DETROIT PIT CREW DOG RESCUE