You can find numerous reasons why dog owners surrender their pets to a shelter or a vet. Most of the time, it is because the dog is a senior or has special needs. The owners can’t provide care and treatment for their dogs due to limited time and resources. Or maybe, they are down on their luck and can’t afford to keep their precious pets.
But there are also some people who give their dogs up for the most ridiculous reasons. Such was the case with Rocco, an adorable pit bull. His owner did not want him anymore. And worse of all, he surrendered his pet to a vet in New York and asked to have him euthanized.
Roco’s former owner left him at the vet, but the medical team couldn’t just kill a perfectly healthy dog. He was up to date on all of his shots, neutered, and very friendly. He was sad and confused, though, because he didn’t know why he was left at the clinic.
Fortunately for the dog, a passionate animal rights advocate and dog lover immediately learned about his situation. Jennifer Gordon, realizing that the dog needed help right away, started to make calls to various dog rescue groups. He also made a plea online, asking for people to adopt Rocco.
The dedicated woman worked hard to spread the dog’s story. She hopes that she could get enormous exposure for the unwanted pooch and reach a kind and loving family that would offer to open up their home.
A second chance
Rocco, who was staying at the clinic temporarily, didn’t have to wait long. After several days, a family from New Jersey reached out to Jennifer and offered to adopt the dog. They quickly went to the clinic to get the pooch.
Since then, Rocco has been living a wonderful life. He has a little human sister that adores him very much.
Source: Jennifer Gordon via Facebook