A dog who was alarmingly dumped by the side of the road has a happy ending thanks to a man who saw a video of the incident that went viral. A few weeks ago, a bicyclist in Itabira, Brazil witnessed someone in a vehicle leaving a small brown and white dog by the roadside.
The girl who filmed it had no way of taking the dog with her so she returned home to get her car, but when she returned to the scene she could not find the dog. She searched for several days around the area with no luck. Afterwards, she posted the video to social media and wrote, “I can not stop thinking about the dog. I wonder if he’s okay.”
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Her thoughts were shared by many, including a man who lived nearby to where the dog was abandoned. He was very moved by the dog’s plight and went out looking for him. The Good Samaritan searched for two days straight until he found the lost dog!
Although he was contacted by the news outlet, Defato Online, the Good Samaritan wished to remain anonymous about his good deed. However, a video posted to WhatsApp shows the happily rescued dog playing with a family in what seems to be a backyard.
The narrator in the video says, “So people, this here is the dog we rescued that is causing a lot of controversy here in Itabira. Moved by the story, we decided to go after him. Now he’s being taken care of. He is in our home, has food and everything he needs.” Except for a name, that is.
The news outlet is now asking people to help the family choose a name for the dog. Should it be Pietro, Einstein or Xerebebeu? Polls say the name ‘Pietro’ is coming out on top.
What started off as such a sad story now has a happy ending thanks to the witness and the man, who decided not to give up on the dog. Share this heartwarming dog rescue with your family and friends!