Its not easy to watch an animal that’s been betrayed and hurt by the people they trust most in the world.
Unfortunately, animal cruelty happens all around the world every day. While thousands are dumped at shelters waiting for someone to give them the second home.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control (CMACC) in North Carolina is one such shelter and Sarah Sleime visits often as a volunteer. She is used to seeing broken animals wait for their forever home.
There was one pit bull who seemed to have tears in her eyes whenever Sarah walked past. What she would discover about Cinnamon’s past, pushed her over the edge …
As it transpires it appeared as though Cinnamon was 7-years-old had been used by her former owners as a breeding dog.
Sarah wrote on a Facebook post: “Someone dumped this poor mama at the shelter, minus her babies. Every time I stopped to talk to her and say I was sorry her eyes would fill with tears (check out reaction at -:13). Heartbreaking!!”
Sarah soon determined that she had to do something, so she uploaded a video on Cinnamon in the hope of raising awareness of her plight.
The video became a viral sensation shortly after it was uploaded. Many people wanted to adopt Cinnamon while others wished her well.
Sarah was ecstatic once a friend of hers revealed that she wanted to give the dog her forever home.
Megan Shelton explains: “I have a special place in my heart for pit bulls. I think they’re a very misunderstood dog and a misunderstood breed.
“And when I saw her in that video, literally crying in a cage, I cried. My kids cried. I showed my husband, and he said we could go look at her tomorrow.”
Cinnamon made friends with Megan in no time. In fact, her tail wouldn’t stop wagging once they met.
The encounter was recorded by Sarah on camera and uploaded on her Facebook. Cinnamon’s tears were replaced by an excitement that couldn’t be contained.
Despite the Shelton family already having a three-year-old Pit Bull named Blu, they had to see if the two dogs would be able to accept one another.
Cinnamon would later be named Rosie by the family as they got on great together. Rosie got a loving family, and the Sheltons were given a rather special dog.
What an amazing story we are delighted that Cinnamon/Rosie was given the second chance she deserved. If given the right environment all dogs can be loving companion.
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