There are far too many heart-shattering videos and pictures of evil (let’s be real) people aband.oning their pets. We usually don’t cover these sorrowful stories on Bored Panda unless those furry friends got the happy ending they deserved. Luckily, this story is one of those with the happy endings.
A horrifying video of a disabled dog being abandoned on the side of the road went viral earlier this year, leaving millions in utter anger and disgust. The video was captured in Sao Leopoldo, a city in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The incident is believed to have taken place half a year ago. The heartbreaking video shows a white car parking alongside a deserted road where a woman is seen getting out of the car and dragging out a white dog that only has three legs. After shoving him violently and heartlessly, the cold-blooded woman drives away. Upon seeing this horrifying footage, millions were left in tears.
This poor three-legged dog was dumped twice on the same day earlier this year
The horrifying footage shows a cold-hearted woman abandoning the dog and driving away
Luckily, just a day after the video was posted, people identified the poor three-legged dog in it. As it turned out, the Patas Geurreras animal charity had taken the dog in and renamed him TinTin. Later, people found out that TinTin was actually abandoned twice on the same day. The first time he was dumped, TinTin was brought back home after one woman found him on the street, believing he was lost. But, being absolutely cold-hearted and inhumane, his owner dumped him again.
Millions of people were outraged when the video went viral
Luckily, animal rescuers took in the poor soul named TinTin
After TinTin’s story went viral, dozens of people offered to adopt him
Luckily, someone else found him and took the poor soul to an animal sanctuary. The footage that was later shared on Twitter showed TinTin being cared for by the staff of Patas Guerreras. And it gets even better – in almost no time, the handsome TinTin found new loving owners. The charity that previously took care of TinTin said that he is doing ‘exceptionally well’, given the horrifying circumstances under which he was abandoned. They also noted that the disabled pooch is being showered with love and care by his new owners, just like he deserves.
But animal rescuers were very careful about whom to trust with this loyal dog
Finally, TinTin found new loving owners
To everyone’s relief, police officers managed to track down Tintin’s previous owners. They admitted that they had abandoned the poor dog. Anderson Ribeiro, boss of the Secretariat of Animal Protection in Sao Leopoldo, passed his information over to police who confirmed their investigation on the charge of animal abuse and have called witnesses to testify. The penalty for animal abuse ranges from three months to a year in jail and a fine.
Now, he seems happy and is as healthy as ever
TinTin is thriving and people can finally feel at peace
Luckily, TinTin seems to be as happy and healthy as ever. Cuddled by his new owners, the handsome boy seems to have finally found his forever home.
Especially after it was reported that the people who dumped TinTin will be facing jail time
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