Roscoe’s unwavering hope has been described as eternal, as it is the driving force that sustains him. Despite being confined to an abandoned house with minimal resources, Roscoe perseveres with the help of his family, who visit him weekly to provide food. Even when his supplies dwindle, he remains steadfast in his belief that he will one day be rescued.
Things got worse when it started snowing in Illinois. Suddenly, the dog wondered if he would be able to hold out until morning.
Apparently someone was watching over the puppy. A citizen called the Effingham County Animal Control and Shelter and reported what was happening to the little dog. Officer Vanessa Skavlem and Warden Michelle Shoot wasted no time.
“They called us because it had just snowed the night before, and for southern Illinois, it was a lot of snow and super cold,” Skavlem told The Dodo. “She was simply shaking to death, because she weighed less than 3 kg”
When Roscoe saw the officers arrive, he knew his troubles were over. “He was so happy to see us that he ran out,” Skavlem said.
Roscoe was wrapped in a blanket and taken to the car. It was the first time it had been warm in weeks. Roscoe was very happy: “He was so happy, you could tell,” added Skavlem. “All he did was complain over and over and over”
They fed the puppy biscuits and gravy and then Roscoe relaxed in his rescuer’s arms.
Skavlem took a photo of the resting dog and posted it on Facebook with the caption: “We have a heated environment in there and he has all his little blankies,” Skavlem said. “When he comes into the office, he’s so happy he squirms and jumps on you”
Roscoe still whimpers when his rescuers are around, just to let them know he’s still happy. “He makes this adorable whine that’s almost like he’s talking to you,” Skavlem said. “You know, he feels like he’s got emotions and he’s grateful”