Every year, thousands of dogs find themselves homeless. Some of these dogs were abandoned by their owners and others were born and grew up as strays. Regardless of their past, these dogs have faced many challenges in their lives.
It’s difficult to empathize with these dogs since we really can’t see what they’ve been through. Without seeing the difficulties they’ve been through, it makes it that much harder to encourage people to adopt them. To help people understand what stray dogs go through in their daily lives, the Animal Humane Society produced a heartwarming video about a stray dog named Magpie.
The video shows Magpie’s point of view as he tries to survive in the streets. It shows what he sees while wandering the city streets. He dodges traffic and even comes close to getting hit by a train running at full speed. The video also shows Magpie interacting with a man picking through a garbage bin who ends up kicking Magpie and chasing him away.
The video cuts to show Magpie being rescued by a kindhearted woman who took him to the animal shelter. He was bathed and placed in a kennel where he waited for someone to adopt him and give him a loving forever home. Eventually, a boy with his parents comes along looking for a dog to adopt. The boy stops at Magpie’s kennel and begins petting him and ended up getting adopted by the family.
After arriving in his new forever home, Magpie was let out of the car and plays with his new owners. At the end of the short video, the camera zooms out showing Magpie sleeping on the bed with his new best friend. Seeing the life of a stray dog in Magpie’s eyes made people see the challenges that stray dogs go through in life before someone comes along to rescue them.
The video lets us see the world of stray dogs from an entirely different perspective. We’ve grown accustomed to seeing rescue dogs happily playing with their owners but most of us fail to see what they go through before they’re rescued. Here’s a video that will surely open everyone’s eyes and encourage people to adopt rescue dogs from animal shelters.
Source: Animal Humane Society via YouTube