😺 Take the cat personality test NOW


WATCH: Heartbreaking moment dog realises she’s being abandoned at shelter

Abandoned dog dog-angry
© Leslie Hennings - Facebook

A video showing a dog being dragged into an animal shelter by a rope shocked the internet, but it also helped to give this dog the happy ending she deserved.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 02/06/2020, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:27


As the family take two-year-old Maya to a ‘high kill’ animal shelter in Texas, the poor dog is so frightened she freezes to the spot and refuses to move. The poor pup is clearly distressed.

A member of the family can be seen grabbing the dog’s collar in order to get the poor pup through the door.

Distressing viewing

The video was shared online and soon caught the attention of one of the founders of Rescue Dogs Rock, based in New York. The organisation immediately contacted the shelter in Texas to find out more about Maya. It was clear that the dog had been badly treated by her owners and was very scared.

Watch the moment Maya was dumped by her owners.



Posted by Leslie Hennings on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The organisation was able to have Maya moved to a local animal hospital where she could be treated for heartworm and have all the vaccinations and care she needed.

Happy ending

She was then moved to Rescue Dogs Rock. But that’s not the end of her story.

After spending some time with a foster family, lovely Maya has now found the loving home she deserves and she couldn’t be happier.

Thinking about adopting a dog? Check out the 5 important questions you should ask yourself before adopting a pet!