An animal rescue center worker captured the joyful moment when a disabled dog, who survived a puppy mill, learned she was adopted.
Joe Kay, who works as a Dog Adoption Coordinator, helping to save, train and welcome dogs, shared the emotional clip on TikTok under Handful of Dog Adoption where it was viewed 1.1 million of times. Images can be viewed here.
In the video, Kay can be seen approaching the cage of a dog affectionately known as “One-Eyed Ann” carrying an orange laminated card with the words “adopted please hold” imprinted on it.
“Is this for you? Is it for you? Is this for you, one-eyed Ann? he asks enthusiastically, approaching his container.
Obviously excited by Kay’s arrival, Ann, who is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, can be seen wagging her tail and shaking with pleasure at the sound of her voice.
“This is for you!” he said to him. “You are waiting darling, you are waiting to be adopted, yes you are! Yes you are!”
Ann struggles to hold back her emotions in the video, circling her cage and, at one point, almost letting out a cry of joy at the news. The heartwarming exchange proved popular with dog lovers, many of whom flocked to show their appreciation in the comments section accompanying the clip.
“She is so excited! wrote Christina Perdomo. “Oh, she’s precious,” commented Jules11177. Toni Klein replied, “She might only have one, but it’s the sweetest little eye in the world.” Spymylittleye, meanwhile, noticed how her tail wagged, joking that she “might fall off if she got more aroused.”
One of the most powerful responses, however, came from Shawn Whitney, who said: “Anyone who adopts, just know that I appreciate that you have changed the future of these kids with paws for the better.”
According to a hashtag that accompanied Kay’s video, Ann is a survivor of a puppy mill.
Animal adoption charity Paws.org estimates that up to 90 percent of all puppies purchased at pet stores come from puppy mills, which are commercial breeding facilities known for mass production. of dogs.
The charity says many animals kept in puppy mills are “confined to squalid, overcrowded cages with minimal shelter from the elements and have no choice but to sit and sleep in them. their own feces “.
They say the animals there can end up suffering from “malnutrition or starvation” with “inadequate or unsanitary food and water” while sick or dying dogs receive “little or no veterinary care”.
According to Paws, kittens and puppies are often taken from their mothers at an early age in puppy mills, resulting in “serious behavioral problems”, while adult animals are known to be “destroyed or thrown away” an times they can no longer produce offspring.
News week contacted Kay for comment.
Ann’s story follows another happy story involving a rescue dog named Haddie. Haddie was severely disfigured after being used as “bait” in a series of aerial fights, but learned to love again after being adopted.
Likewise, a young dog who was brought to a shelter after suffering from a severe brain infection has gained new admirers online thanks to his impressive somersault ability.