People abandon and abuse animals in the cruelest and most unusual ways. It’s hard to imagine how anyone could treat them like this, but almost every single day, stories of animals in need gain attention online. In these situations, social media can actually save lives.
Marcia Lutz was walking one day when she noticed something odd in a ravine. When she took a closer look, she came to the horrifying realization that someone had tied a puppy up in a plastic bag and left the poor animal for dead. She knew that she had to do something, so she shared heartbreaking images of the dog on Facebook.
Lutz decided to share the photos with a local rescue organization.
When they saw the pictures on Facebook, they immediately came to the pup’s rescue.
Cláucia Jackline de Oliveira and another volunteer climbed into the ravine and saved the puppy.
It took less than half an hour for these heroes to arrive on the scene.
When they reached the distressed puppy, they realized that the poor thing was sitting in its own waste.
The rescuers posted photos on their Facebook page in the hopes that someone would adopt the dog.
Amazingly enough, this little one was adopted after just one hour!
(via The Dodo)
Say what you want about social media, but in cases like this, you can’t deny its influence. Thanks to Maria Lutz, some kind-hearted rescuers, and the power of Facebook, this dog now has a loving home!
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