There are reasons why an owner abandons an animal. In this study by the Affinity Foundation, the top reason for such is the unwanted litters of the pet. Topping the list is also the loss of interest in the animal, aside from the animal’s behavior and also economic factors in the household.
In this video uploaded by Zoo Land in their Youtube account, a certain guy Stephen Sage Silver was so heartbroken over the sight he witnessed one day. Captured by his camera is a couple leaving their dog behind. The said owners parked and got the poor pooch out of their car near Lake Ming, California.
The dog had no idea what was happening. It might be thinking that he was out with his owners to play in the field that sunny day. The dog was repeatedly going after the owner while wagging his tail obviously in excitement, but he just continued pushing him away.
He had no idea that sooner, he would be left on that road all by himself.
It was also reported that when the dog tried getting near the car once again, he was kicked in the face. After one final push, the owner sped away in his car. He even yelled at Silver, saying it was his (Silver’s) dog.
Screengrab from Zoo Land
Luckily, Silver’s home is open to adopting the said dog.
It’s really a sad reality that there are people who only adopt dogs just because they find it cute and trendy nowadays. One should really be able in all aspects, mentally, physically, and financially in taking home a dog.
It is a lifetime responsibility and not the kind that one could abandon when pet problems arise.
Hopefully, our furry friend has finally found his forever home and a new loving family who will never leave him behind.