Weeks ago, a good Samaritan found a tired, emaciated dog on a beach in Washington state. The dog, dubbed Dean, was taken to the Kitsap Humane Society where he was given round-the-clock care to help him overcome his horrible state of malnutrition. Thanks to the shelter’s diligence, Dean is now a healthy and happy dog who is ready for a home of his own.
Animals are very sensitive creatures. They can feel and process a lot of the same negative emotions that we can, such as fear or sadness. Sadly, it is not uncommon for stray animals to be traumatized after their experiences of living on the streets since that is usually a very stressful and emotional time in their lives.
At the Harris County Pets Resource Center in Houston, Texas, Zeus and his teddy bear were surrendered to the shelter when his owner’s landlord decided the friendly dog was no longer welcome. Sadly, Zeus is so depressed, and his feelings are hurt; his only consolation is to cuddle with his teddy bear and wait for someone to help.