It’s amazing what a little media coverage can do, and the power of a share, a click, a swipe or a like. Technology is a gift we can use for good, if only we make the choice to do so.
One dog has been given international attention after security footage of his abandonment went viral.
Meet Snoop the Dog (not to be confused with Snoop Dogg — we’ll get to him later). The poor U.K. pup was left on the side of the road on Dec. 17, 2018.
Thank you to everyone who has shared the @RSPCA_official appeal about the dog Snoop who was dumped on CCTV in Stoke-on-Trent. It has gone global and millions of people have viewed the footage. This is proof of the power of the media! Hopefully we will find the man responsible. pic.twitter.com/c5goObOaQY
— Rachel Butler RSPCA ??? (@RachRSPCA) December 24, 2018
The footage reveals a sad scenario. Snoop’s owner can be seen walking him to a curb, dumping a dog bed and taking off the second he gets the chance.
Snoop’s reaction is heartbreaking. He chases after his owner, jumping and pawing at the vehicle before it drives away.
When his owner finally begins the leave, Snoop runs after the car, circling it, clearly begging for his master to reconsider.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating the situation. Natalie Perehovsky, an RSPCA inspector, issued a statement on the matter.
“We are so thankful to the kind people who found Snoop sitting sadly in his bed, for taking him to the safety of a vet’s straight away,” she said, according to the Mirror.
Hundreds offer to rehome Snoop the abandoned dog https://t.co/88bD1unUnC
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) December 27, 2018
“He is such a loving dog who enjoys being around humans,” she said. But Snoop’s attention doesn’t end here.
He was featured on Good Morning Britain with Inspector Perehovsky. “He’s good with other dogs,” she said. “He likes to be next to you. He likes to be close to people. He likes the attention.”
If it’s attention this furry friend wants, his belated Christmas wish has come true. Even Snoop Dogg (remember when I said we’d get back to him?) has reportedly offered this dog a home.
According to the Daily Star, the rapper said, “there’s always room at ‘Casa de Snoop'” for the dog who was named after him.
— BBC Radio Stoke (@BBCRadioStoke) December 31, 2018
If the celebrity wants to adopt Snoop, he’ll need to get in line. The canine has become quite the celebrity himself with hundreds of people offering to take him in, according to BBC.
Yes, it’s amazing what media coverage can do. One dog, abandoned and forgotten, is recognized in places all over the world. Would you adopt Snoop?
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