When 5-month-old Ago the dog arrived at the Sacramento SPCA, he was in bad shape.
Ago, whom rescuers originally named Batty, was malnourished, scared, suffering from a chin abscess, and most noticeably, blind.
His original owner dropped him off, claiming he lacked sufficient funds to support Batty’s ailments. SPCA workers, though, didn’t believe his story. Batty had likely been bred in a backyard breeder situation gone very wrong, and needed help fast.
Rescuers at the SPCA embraced Batty with love and care. They immediately began healing his wounds, socializing him, and, ultimately, searching for his forever home.
In an effort to entice adoption applications, they started sharing Batty’s story.
Amazingly, this tactic worked!
Cassidy Kraus and Brett Weyers found Batty’s story on the Dodo, and knew immediately that he needed to join their family… in Wisconsin.
They submitted an application, were accepted, and drove cross-country to meet their new pup, whom they have since renamed Ago.
Why were Kraus and Weyers so adamant about rescuing this dog, all the way in Sacramento? Because, they were already parents to a blind dog — Ago’s new big brother, Soto.
Keep scrolling to learn more about Ago’s amazing rescue.
[H/T: The Dodo]