Would you ever abandon someone you love? It doesn’t have to be a human. It could be your pet. Because there are zillions of people who leave their pets. For them, the love they had for their animals simply disappears after a while.
Smiley, amazingly adorable pitbull was neglected by owners because they were expecting a baby. He was in the ‘kill list’ in an animal shelter in Brooklyn. “He has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him.”
Julie Carner, the one who always wanted to find the best homes for Pitties posted on FB, “I’M A GOOD BOY, I WOULD HAVE LOVED THAT NEW BABY! – PLEASE HELP ME, I DONT WANT TO DIE … By all accounts he is a just about perfect – friendly and outgoing, loves to play with his ball toys along with squeaky toys, house-trained, he knows commands sit, stay and come in SPANISH, if he pulls on the leash he will slow down when told to, no guarding issues.”
Olena Kagui, Smiley’s angel in disguise, saw the post while she was with her husband. She usually sees many posts of dogs, but Smiley’s post stopped her scrolling. “I started bawling when I saw that no one in the comments said they could take him,” She said. “My husband noticed me crying, read the post and said, ‘We can’t get a dog right now.’”
Yet, Kagui managed to convince her husband to foster Smiley. So they went to a local rescue house, Pound Hounds Res-Q and took Smiley for fostering. He was nervous at the beginning. Yeah, you might say it’s just a dog. But he’s another species like us with feelings.
“He drank some water and it was … clear that he was house-trained, [and] knew not to jump on the bed or to chew anything except for his toys. But he wouldn’t settle down or look at me all day,” Kagui recalled.
Along with the love he deserves, Smiley is happy again. He started to trust humans again. “He was much calmer, pulled less and loved being surrounded by dogs and people.”
If you are a real animal, you know that you can’t resist the love of a dog. So, eventually, the couple fell in love with the adorable Smiley and decided to have him as their pet. “Smiley already feels like part of our family. It doesn’t take long for a foster dog to make their way into your heart. Our home would already feel empty without him here.”
Kagui message is “Smiley is proof that all shelter dogs deserve a second chance, and even if they have issues at the shelter, they might be completely fine outside of a stressful environment!”
So, if you don’t intend to love your pet forever, please stop having someone in the first place.