A lot of people believe that pets are wonderful gifts from above. They are loyal, they are caring, and they are sure full of love. Thus, when a heart breaking CCTV footage of a man leaving his dog went viral a week before Christmas, people who witnessed the video cried outrage online.
The viral CCTV footage shows a saddening incident of a dog dumped on the streets by the human it loves. The man seen on the video, abandoned his Staffordshire bull terrier on the cold street of the intersecting Timor Grove and Pacific Road in Stroke-on-Trent, England.
In the clear video, it was around 5 in the afternoon when the man parked his car on the side of the road and took his poor dog out. The man walked the dog across the road and humored it for a while before sprinting back to his car.
What makes the video even more heartbreaking is how the dog quickly followed after him upon seeing him back in his car. The dog chased after him and even looked in his windows to see what’s going on. Sadly, all of the dog’s efforts were ignored in vain.
The footage was uploaded on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Charity in hopes to identify the owner- or perhaps owners who abandoned the dog a week shy of Christmas.
“The footage has to be seen to be believed, it’s just awful,” Natalie Perehovsky, the RSPCA inspector, expressed her sentiments. “To see the poor dog in such obvious distress jumping up at the car as it drives away it just heart-breaking. I can’t understand how someone could do this. The vets scanned his microchip and we have traced two previous owners in the Birmingham area, but do not believe either are the current owners, and therefore not those responsible for abandoning the dog.”
Natalie hopes that through the released CTTV footage, people will be able to recognize the people behind such cruel act. At the same time, she assured the public that the abandoned dog is currently in good hands.
“One man can be seen clearly in the footage dumping the dog, and there is a second person in the driver seat of the car. I am very keen to hear from anyone who recognises the vehicle, the man or the dog. The veterinary staff have nicknamed the dog Snoop, and he is in good condition, thought to be two years old.” Natalie added.
After the CCTV went viral, the abandoned dog named Snoop tugged people’s heartstrings that led to a handful of people offering their home to him. However, Natalie made it clear that the 2-year-old Snoop is not yet ready for an adoption.
“We’ve had lots of people, he’s not for re-homing yet but soon as he is we will let people know,” Natalie explained. “For now, we want to know where he’s come from, any bit of information to try and piece together how he got where he was… He’s been in the kennels. He’s good with other dogs, he likes to be next to you. He’s had so much attention.”
Among the sea of people who expressed their desire to welcome Snoop into their warm family is no other than Snoop Dogg himself. The popular and gifted rapper happened to see the video and was horrified by the cruelty Snoop experienced.
“It is heartbreaking,” Snoop Dogg shared with The Daily Star. “There is always room for another dog in Casa de Snoop. If he really needed a home then he has one with us. But I don’t think there is going to be any shortage of loving homes after all the exposure he has got.”
True to the well known rapper’s words, there sure are a lot of home opening their doors for Snoop. But be it a ‘normal’ person or a celebrity like Snoop Dogg, we all hope that Snoop’s next family will spoil him with tender love and care!
Watch the heartbreaking video below and may Snoop remind you that he is one among the million animals dumped on the streets each year. May his story touch your heart to open up to the million abandoned animals waiting for a new place to call their home.
Video | The Sun