A dog named Boo in Detroit has been rescued after spending days sleeping on a discarded mattress after its owners moved out of the home and left the animal behind.
The dog was found sleeping on a mattress next to a pile of furniture after waiting for its owners to return for nearly a month.
Neighbours told the news station the dog was left behind after its owners were evicted from their home.
Mike Diesel of Detroit Youth & Dog Rescue was alerted to the dog after a neighbour sent the rescue organization a photo of the lonely animal.
“It’s absolutely heartbreaking for him. It’s heartbreaking for anybody that sees it,” Diesel told the Detroit news station.
Apparently, a neighbour left food and water for the dog after seeing Boo’s owners vacate their home.
“They came back one time, took the belongings that they chose to keep. Unfortunately, that wasn’t Boo,” Diesel explained.
Speaking to FOX2 Detroit, Diesel said it took him several hours and a lot of coaxing to get the animal to warm up to him.
“I spent the entire day earning his trust,” Oliver told the news station. “He was not leaving those belongings because they had the smell of his former owner.”