Man shakes homeless dog's paw

Man extends his hand out to stray dog; what happens next is simply incredible

By Zoë Monk Content Writer

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When a man came across a stray dog on the street he discovered that just like most homeless animals, all the poor pup wanted was kindness and human contact.

It’s hard for any animal lover to understand what could make a person abandon their pet to live a lonely life on the street, where it faces a host of dangers, such as being hit by a car, attacked by other animals, or succumbing to extreme temperatures.

Charity predicts rise in homeless pets

But it’s becoming a stark reality across the country with an estimated 10,000 dogs (and a huge number of cats) without homes at any given time.

The Dogs Trust has found that some people have given up their pets to animal shelters or even put them to sleep because they can’t afford to keep them. The dog charity warns that the coronavirus pandemic could see as many as 40,000 dogs become homeless in the UK.

The year after the 2008 financial crash, the number of abandoned dogs increased by over 25%.

Man comforts abandoned dog

Dog owners who decide to give up their pets are being urged to hand the animal over to a rescue shelter rather than just dumping it on the street, like this dog.

While it’s not known what happened to the dog the man shook paws with it in the video clip, we can just hope that they eventually found a loving home.

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