A group of cyclists in Portugal found an abandoned dog tied to a tree and saved his life.
The video, shared on Facebook by the Spanish animal welfare group, Asociación Animalista Libera (Free Animal Association), went viral after it was posted.
“It takes a very bad person to leave a helpless animal like that, with a rope that wouldn’t allow [him] to lie down.”
The dog was so wrapped up in the tree that he couldn’t move his neck.
The dog was frightened when they approached, so they tried to gain his trust by offering him some food.
From the dog’s thin body and exposed ribs, it looks like he had not eaten for some time.
The men are cautious because no one wanted to be bitten. They continue to offer the food, which he devours, and while he is eating, a man cuts the rope off the dog’s neck to free him.
The Asociación Animalista Libera spoke for everyone when it added:
“…he was very lucky that a group of cyclists found him and decided to rescue him. Thank you so much! “
See the rescue in the video below:
Although it is unclear what happened to the rescued dog, Uriel Salem Fernandez commented on the video which revealed the following [translated]:
“Hello everyone. Through extensive research, I was able to get in touch with one of the cyclists and a Portuguese animal rescue. I learned that the dog is with the Valongo volunteer firefighters. He will stay with them for now, but there are many people interested in adopting him if they can’t keep him. Good news! “
What wonderful news! We are so happy that the dog hasn’t only been released but also has a bright future ahead of him.
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