On Friday, we were faced with a horrific case of animal abuse, which took place on the street corner in front of our office. As Juan-Carlos, our director of operations, was coming back from lunch, he watcheda man open the door of his car, throw a small dog out onto the busy street at the bustling intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine Street, and speed off.
Jaime, the security guard at the Taft Building where the Brave Dog office is located, also witnessed what happened, and he quickly leapt to action, snatching the little guy up before he was hit by a car. Juan-Carlos offered to take the shaking dog up to our quiet office to let him calm down.
The pup was some kind of Chihuahua mix. He didn’t have any noticeable injuries, but he was very dirty and he smelled pretty bad.
Juan-Carlos decided the little guy needed a name, and so he started to call him “Mac” after the Macaulay Culkin doll that recently took up residence at Account Executive Caitlin desk.
Caitlin took Mac to the VCA TLC in West Hollywood to make sure he was okay. We feared the worst, but we were relieved to get some good news. Mac has no ID chip, but apart from irritated skin and a small infection on his bottom, there was nothing wrong with the little guy. He’s just getting old — the vet put his age between 12 and 15 years.
After a bath at the vet and a new sweater, Mac looked like a completely different dog. Where we thought he was brown, it turns out his fur was actually white. He was that dirty. Soon after his vet visit, Mac stopped shaking. He started eating and drinking, and started to relax and calm down.
At Brave Dog, we’re animal lovers, and we’re happy to help animals whenever we can, but we were amazed by how much the entire community of our building came together to help Mac find a new, safe, healthy home. What started as a tragic, awful situation was improved by the efforts of the caring folks who work here in the Taft Building, and from animal lovers who were willing to help take care of Mac, foster him, and find him a loving place to live.
We couldn’t be prouder to be part of the Taft Building community, and we’re so happy we were able to help Mac in his time of need.