Dropped By Owner
A heartbreaking video was shared recently by a Twitter user with the name Colombia Oscura. In the video, a car could be seen stopping by the side of the road in Fontibon, Bogota, Colombia, to drop a gentle pup from the car. As soon as the pup was out of the door, the driver made a quick U-turn and drove off.
The dog who was thrown out of the car had an obvious look of confusion. When the pup realized that the people he considered his family was driving off without him, the pup started running after the car. Even when the car turned to a street, the pup was still running right behind it, but the heartless driver didn’t mind the pup.
Bystanders Tried To Alert
Bystanders who saw what was happening tried to stop the driver or at least alert him that the pup was running after him by whistling to him. However, the driver ignored them. The pup refused to believe he was being abandoned by his family and continued his pursuit.
Abandoning Or Giving Up A Pet
The COVID-19 has caused hardship to many people. Many have lost their homes and jobs. It is understandable if some may think that they can’t take care of their pup anymore.
Raising a pup can indeed be hard. It could be likened to raising another human being. A lot of time, work, money, and love should be given to our fur baby. Fur parents would agree that everything we give our dog is a pale comparison to the happiness that our pup gives us. But still, for others, having a pup in these hard times is simply not possible.
However,it is never a good idea to abandon a pet in the streets without a plan. Abandoning your pet could cost him his life due to lack of food or care. He could get run over by a car or not have the skills to survive in the streets.
Many organizations and rescue shelters are willing to take in abandoned pets and care for them or nurse them back to health, while looking for a new family for them. Rescue shelters regularly find animals, especially puppies, in boxes sometimes taped tight, outside of their premise in the morning. Often pet owners who drop their pet do not want to be known. So more and more rescue organizations provide an anonymous drop-off kennel or a Night Drop-Off Box, for these people to surrender their pets while still going incognito.
Most municipalities have SPCA centers or other non-profit organizations as well as rescue shelters that would take in lost or abandoned animals. Many people want to help the owner and the pet, so reaching out to them is the very first step to do. More over, if an animal is observed being mistreated, it is imperative to contact the authorities after gathering evidence of the cruelty. There are laws protecting animals agains cruelty. These laws also supports those who find themselves in the position of stepping up or taking action against cruelty done to pets and animals.
Credits to Colombia Oscura