It’s a sad fact that so many animals are enthusiastically bought as Christmas presents, only to be abandoned just weeks later.
Shelters across the nation see an increase in pets being returned in the few weeks after the holiday, while three animals are abandoned every hour in the U.K. during the holiday period.
But, while it’s hard to think about animals being dumped, at least if they’re left at a shelter they have some chance of being rehoused.
Footage of a man dumping a dog in a dark street has gone viral. Hundreds of people have offered to give the dog, called Snoop, a home, even hip-hop star Snoop Dogg himself!
The heartbreaking video, recorded on December 17 in the U.K. city of Stoke-on-Trent, shows the man throwing the dogs’s bed onto the street and running back to the car before the dog can get back in.
You then see the abandoned dog, named Snoop by his rescuers, frantically circle the car and he even stands up on his hind legs against the window to try and catch the man’s attention.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was found by a passerby about an hour later, sitting alone in the bed, according to the Manchester Evening News
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) put out the heartbreaking video, which was shared by the media and immediately went viral.
Snoop Dogg offers to help
Hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg was one of the hundreds of people, including other celebrities, who offered this pooch a new home after seeing the video.
Snoop Dogg, who is reported to support dog charities, told the Daily Star the dog’s fate was “heartbreaking.”
“There is always room for another dog in Casa de Snoop. If he really needed a home then he has one with us,” he said.
Watch how Snoop the dog came to be found alone at the side of the street in the video below.
A spokeswoman for the RSPCA says Snoop was not yet ready for re homing but there was no shortage of offers as soon as he was.
It’s clear from this video how much the dog loved the person who was dumping him in the street in the dark. It’s so heartbreaking that animals have to endure such heartbreak.
Please share to highlight this awful act and get the word out that even if you change your mind on owning a dog, there are better ways to do it than this.