Today I want to share the incredible (and sad!!) story of my buddy Negre with you.
Negre came into the shelter 2 months ago and his story is absolute heartbreaking.
He was found in an abandoned house by some children that were playing. He had no food nor water, was tied up on a very short leash unable to move and therefor on top of his own feaces and urine. The children that found him, took him food and water whenever they could and warned their parents about the situation. One day one of the parents “stole” Negre and took him to the shelter.
There’s no doubt that Negre was a victim of animal abuse and used for dog fighting. The neighbourhood he was found in, is infamous for organising illegal dog fights. Needless to say, it’s a horrible practise and many dogs become victims. The fighting dogs are trained using “normal” dogs. Negre is a BIG dog (crossbreed Terra Nova and weighs over 30 kg) and makes a perfect sparring partner for a fighting dog in training.
When Negre came into the shelter, the owner was worried that he would show aggressive behaviour due to his traumatic past, and she was not sure in which cage to place him, afraid he would attack the other dogs. But when he was taken his cage and introduced to his new roommates, he was very sweet with them and behaved perfectly! Immediately he wanted to play with his new buddies and have fun with them! 🙂
In fact: Negre is one of the few dogs that is HAPPY to be in the shelter! He doesn’t stop jumping around and wagging his tail! It’s like he knows that the shelter is a safe place for him and nobody will ever mistreat or hurt him. His days being hungry, thirsty, scared, hurt and lonely are over!!!
Even though Negre is pretty happy in the shelter, it would be awesome if somebody would adopt him and give him a warm house with his own bed and lots of cuddles. Let’s hope this day will come soon cause this dog has definitely suffered ENOUGH.
Aros (and Negre)