Un video registrato da una telecamera di sorveglianza e condiviso sui social media mostra il momento in cui una donna, alla guida di una Tesla, abbandona un labrador retriever giallo visibilmente felice per quella che forse credeva essere una passeggiata nei boschi. Il cane scodinzola dalla contentezza, fino a quando vede la sua “amica” umana montare in auto e andarsene senza di lui.
Il fatto è accaduto a Vancouver, nello stato di Washington (USA). La donna è uscita da una superstrada e ha accostato per abbandonare l’inconsapevole cane. “Ecco com’è una cane che è stato appena abbandonato”, ha scritto la pagina Facebook di I Paw’d It Forward, l’organizzazione di volontari per la protezione degli animali senza tetto che ha pubblicato il video.
Il video mostra una donna abbandonare il suo cane facendogli credere di andare ad una passeggiata nel parco
La fiducia e la felicità mostrate del cane hanno commosso persone da tutto il mondo. Fortunatamente, il cane è stato salvato ed è ora sotto le cure di I Paw’d It Forward. Trovandosi vicino ad una superstrada, le conseguenze di questo abbandono avrebbero potuto essere tragiche.
Nel filmato, la donna esce dalla superstrada a bordo di una Tesla e si ferma in un’area adiacente ai boschi
L’abbandono degli animali è un crimine ancora diffuso. Le persone che se ne rendono autrici non danno mai spiegazioni per il loro atto, solo un mucchio di scuse.
La donna fa poi scendere il suo cane
“Questa donna ha pensato che il modo migliore per sbarazzarsi di un cane fosse portarlo ad Orchards Park a Vancouver stasera e lasciarlo lì a vederla partire con la sua Tesla targata Oregon”, ha scritto I Paw’d It Forward.
Sale in auto come per andarsene, ma poi scende nuovamente
La pagina Facebook ha chiesto a tutti quelli che credono di riconoscere la donna nel video di fornire privatamente tutte le informazioni utili ad individuarla.
Decide di accompagnare l’animale verso il bosco, ma quando il cane va avanti a lei, la donna si gira, torna verso l’auto e se ne va lasciando lì l’animale
Nell’ultimo aggiornamento, i volontari hanno comunicato che la donna sarebbe già stata identificata.
L’organizzazione ha specificato che il cane non può essere adottato fino a quando non verranno concluse le indagini sul suo abbandono.
Before you start reading, I would like to update everyone on the status of this case. We believe we have identified the owner. Through the incredible tips we have received, we are pretty confident we have identified her. We have provided her information to Law Enforcement/Animal Control and they will be following up on this. We will not be sharing her information at this time.Thank you to EVERYONE one that called in tips, that tried to make out the plate, that spent hours reviewing the video to put things together. Thank you to Alyssa and Brandon for not standing by and letting this play out. Thank you to them for stepping up for this pup, for being his voice. We need more people in this world like you. <3We cannot provide additional details, yet. We need to let the enforcement agencies do their job. Please don't be involved in muddying the waters. Let us let them work. <3To that end, I would like to take a moment to use this entire ordeal as a learning experience and hopefully, in sharing this video, give others pause before contemplating abandoning your animal.THIS. This is what a dog that has just been abandoned looks like. They are still here. They are still waiting. They are still searching for you to return. They are confused. They do not understand why the humans they devoted their lives to, have disappeared. Most of the time, we don't catch them right after they are left. Most of them never make it home. We do our best to recover as many as we can, but we know we are just a small blip on the grand scheme of it. There is no reason to do this. None. There are a bunch of excuses, but no reasons. There are a whole slew of options available if you decide your dog is not for you, or your life has changed, or whatever you have convinced yourself is what you need. Here is what I would ask of you: Instead of dumping your dog somewhere, offer him/her the same courtesy you offered him when you adopted him. If you need to rehome him, ok. But be patient. Find the right home. Reach out to the rescues in your area. Contact the Humane Society and schedule a surrender. If they say you need to wait your turn and it could be 2-3 weeks, wait. Do right by them. We humans fail more than we succeed. All of us. Animals can't fail. They can only do what we have taught them. They only know what we teach them. They only know how to love us. They don't know how to give up. They don't know how life changes effect us past how much more they need to love you. Give them the courtesy they have given you. If you can't keep your animal for whatever your reason, ok. But be humane. Be compassionate. Show them love in transition. They did not ask you to adopt them, that was YOUR decision. I am not asking you to change your life and keep him. I am asking you to change their life and give them the best possible chance at finding their forever, even if it is not with you.My heart breaks, just like all of yours, watching this video. It is a constant reminder of our motto, "If you see something, say something."As a small non-profit here, we solely run on your support and we could not do these things without you. Please share that compassion with others. Please don't see a stray wandering and leave it be. Call it in. If you are in Clark County, call us. If you arent, call your local Animal Control, or Humane Society and report it if you cannot catch or contain it. If you can, do so and call them/us. And most of all, please, please don't assume every animal you see roaming has been dumped. Even though in THIS case it is true, It is a very very small percentage of animals that fall into that category and more often than not, they are not abandoned. Even if you are in a rural area or not. Near a park or not. More often than not, they have loving and caring owners that are searching for them and want them home. Give the owner the benefit of the doubt and don't judge the situation until we get answers.We have trapped a whole bunch of lost pets. Hundreds that if you saw them when they were trapped you would have thought someone had left them to die somewhere. I assure you, most humans don't do that. Thank you everyone for all of your support and we will continue to update as we have more information. But for now, please take away from all this that if you SEE something, SAY something. <3Video Credit: Alyssa Ott and Brandon Price
Gepostet von I Paw'd It Forward am Freitag, 7. August 2020
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