Little Lilo the pit bull was tied to a tree and left out in the cold. And with no one to keep her company, the dog would spend her days cowering inside a plastic shelter. Then, one day, dozens of vultures descended on her doghouse. Would the poor animal survive?
In December 2014 wardens from Guilford County Animal Control in Greensboro, North Carolina, were alerted to a dog in a dire situation. Residents reported that the pup was tied to a tree with nothing but a plastic doghouse for shelter.
And while the animal’s predicament already sounded awful, there was something else at the scene that was truly worrying. As well as reporting the canine’s state of neglect, locals noted that a flock of vultures had descended on the dog. Perhaps, then, the birds were waiting patiently for her departure from this world.