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Dog suddenly realises her family won’t return: Her face says it all

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There are so many dogs in shelters. Whether they’ve been abandoned by their families or found as strays, they’re all looking for the same thing: A forever home.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 20/10/2021, 20:00

This video was taken by a net-worker at a shelter in California in 2017. 

A pitbull mix has just arrived at the shelter and is sitting in her kennel.

 

Pitbull desperate in shelter

The poor thing is clearly in distress. She’s cowering in the back of the kennel, eyebrows frantically moving up and down. You can tell she’s got love in her – her tail is tentatively wagging – but she’s just too scared to approach the worker.

Her look of innocence and despair is what made this video go viral. Though her past is unknown, the net-worker posted the video on Facebook with the following caption:

“ELECTRA represents the face of sadness and reality in the shelters. Sometimes I would like to understand owners surrendering their animals and I don't like to judge them but when you see how the dogs come to the receiving department with their happy faces and they stand all proud I just can't understand…” 

Adoption saves lives

Since then, Electra has been happily adopted and is living her best life! But this video remains important – it reminds us how many dogs are in shelters, just waiting for someone to take a chance on them and allow them to have a better life. 

Are you looking to adopt? Check out these adoptable dogs!

Hopefully Electra’s story will encourage more people to adopt!

 

ADOPTED ELECTRA IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR PUBLIC ADOPTION. PLEASE KEEP SHARING ELECTRA represents the face os sadness and reality in the shelters. Sometimes I would like to understand owners surrendering their animals and I don't like to judge them but when you see how the dogs come to the receiving department with their happy faces and they stand all proud I just can't understand.. (I'm speaking in general, not sure if she was found as stray or she was an owner surrendered) ELECTRA is available now for public adoption. Hopefully she can leaves soon. Please share so people know she is there. ELECTRA Pit Bull Terrier Mix Age (approximate): 4 years Sex Female Color BLU/WHT Available on: (Subject to change) May 20, 2017 Rescue Date: (Subject to change) May 30, 2017 Control Number: #I1272440 http://ivhsanimals.org/#/animal/978566 The shelter does not disclose updates to me after the dogs are no longer in their care. Please contact them for any INFORMATION and/or UPDATES. Adoptions have to be made in person. Potential adopters have to bring their other dogs (if any) for a meet and greet. Im only a net-worker therefore, i do not have pulling rights. I name the dogs for my personal references, the shelter doesn't know those names so always make sure to ask for a dog by their control number not by their name to avoid confusion. INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY POMONA CA 909 623-9777 VIDEO THREAD https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1839944282992583&set=a.1454924388161243.1073741829.100009310861488&type=3&theater

Posted by Dolores Menchaka on Wednesday, May 17, 2017