Disabled Dog Dumped By Owner Twice In One Day Finds Loving Home
If you want a story that's going to anger you to the core before filling your heart with warmth, strap in for the ride, folks. The below video shows the moment a disabled dog was abandoned at the side of the road - but after a long and troubling journey, he's finally found a loving home.
Poor Tintin was actually abandoned twice by his owner - the first time was brought back home after a woman found him on the street, thinking he was lost.
However, the three-legged pooch, who also has a disability with his other front leg, was filmed being cruelly dumped in the city of Sao Leopoldo in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, just hours later.
But - here's where it gets good - the dog is now living with a loving family after he was taken in by the Patas Geurreras animal charity. All is well with the world, once again.
The charity has said that Tintin is doing 'exceptionally well' given the circumstances under which he was abandoned, adding that he's being showered with 'love and care' from his new family.
The original footage was shared on Facebook where it was viewed 220,000 times and received thousands of comments from angry animal lovers.
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In the clip, a white car is seen parking by the side of the road before the female driver opens the back door and two dogs jump out.
The woman is seen encouraging the dark dog to jump back onto the back seat before roughly pushing the disabled dog away, even shoving him to the floor as we see that his front leg isn't strong enough to hold him up.
The woman then drives off and the poor pooch appears to hobble after it (I can't stress enough at this stage: he's with a loving family now, it's OK).
According to local media, the dog was abandoned twice in the same day after he was returned to the family and the woman's husband then took it to another spot where he left it alone hours later.
Reports say the local animal protection service that was caring for Tintin received over 30 requests to adopt him after the video was posted on social media.
Local authorities at the time were said to be investigating the animal's abandonment but the woman hasn't been identified, The Mirror reports.
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