For weeks, neighbors had noticed a young pit bull running through their neighborhood, obviously lost or a stray. As the temperature dropped, their worry grew: would the young dog survive the cold? One neighbor didn’t want to find out.
“It was freezing and you’re thinking, this poor dog, it’s obviously abandoned,” explained Simone Nielsen, who posted to Nextdoor Shaker Heights with her concerns. Within days, their website was filled with sightings of the dog, who they named Simone after the caring neighbor who started it all, and offers to help.
More than 120 posts later, the neighborhood has raised more than $300 for a vet visit, has coordinated daily walks with neighbors from all over the community, and is even working on finding the young pup a new home.
“People are not out so much anymore talking over the fence like they used to, or talking to their neighbors,” says Nielsen. “This is a way to get to know the people on your street, or the people around the corner.”
As reported by WOIO Cleveland.
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