Amid a scorching heat wave, this convenience store in northern Mexico accommodated a homeless dog who needed a refuge from the high temperatures.
One day, Adolfo Pazzi Ahumada noticed that he was out of milk at home. Although there was a 104°F heat wave outside, he decided to brave the scorching temperature and drop by a local market. There out front, he witnessed a heartwarming moment between a stray dog and a store clerk.
“A stray dog was being fed and getting water from the [store] clerk,” Adolfo told The Dodo. “Then I saw they let the dog inside.”
Once he got inside the store, Adolfo asked the clerk about the pup that they let in.
“He has been here the past [few] days. We suspect he was left behind by his owner. He came to us for help,” the clerk told him. “We could only provide him with food, water and some toys from the store that we paid with our money.”
But the shop’s act of kindness toward the pooch went beyond that.
“We let him inside because the temperature outside is really hell-like. We feel bad for him, but he looks happier around the store,” the clerk said.
The dog was lucky to have come across people who care in the midst of a heat wave. In the time that he’s stayed there, he has shown kindness to the staff and customers. The employees hope that a shopper would consider adopting him into their home, but until then, the dog will stay in the store for as long as he needs to.
Unfortunately, Adolfo couldn’t take in the dog even if he wanted to. So he paid for his milk and then bought him a treat to enjoy when he wakes up from his nap. He went home confident that the dog is in the safe and caring hands of the store workers.
“I felt bad for what the dog has passed through,” he said. “But he is now receiving the love he deserves.”
Other stores like IKEA have opened their doors to these speechless beings. The store’s location in Catania, Italy, has welcomed the city’s stray dogs by letting them lounge around the store’s furniture displays.
More than a roof above their head and warm rugs to sleep on, the store’s employees also made sure to provide them with food and head scratches. Sometimes, IKEA customers even adopt them into their own homes.
Hopefully, more stores around the world follow the lead of these establishments! If that happens, the number of homeless dogs would significantly drop!
h/t : The Dodo (This site is for everyone who loves animals and wants to spread that love and make the world a better place for them.)