Sweet Pit Bull Who Was Supposed To Be Put Down Finds Love Through Facebook

21/1/2017

Adopting or buying a dog is a very big responsibility and a long-term commitment, but not everyone realizes that from the beginning. Some people abandon their dogs as soon as it is no longer convenient to have them around.One owner decided to abandon his Pit bull just because he did not want him anymore, even though the dog is dog and child friendly, neutered and up to date on all his shots. His owner took him to the veterinarian to be euthanized, but luckily, Rocco got a second shot at life.

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Jennifer Gordon, an animal lover from New York, heard about Rocco's story and decided to take matters into her own hands. She shared photos of Rocco on her Facebook, hoping to find him a home through the power of social media.

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Source: Jennifer Gordon/Facebook

She explained on December 20 in her post:

Rocco was brought to the vet by his owner to euthanize him [...] Is crying at the vet because he doesn't know why he's there.
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Thanks to Gordon's determination, Rocco's story made the rounds and many animal lovers and potential adopters contacted her. She continued:

He's a good boy. Look at his face.
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Source: Jennifer Gordon/Facebook

The photos of Rocco's sweet face and of him lying next to a small child seemed to tug at dog lovers' heartstrings, because then a miracle happened, right before the Pit bull was supposed to be euthanized.His previous owner decided to take him back and keep him at home until his new family would show up to fetch him. Rocco found his forever family less thanone week later, on December 27.Gordon updated her Facebook post:

Rocco went to his forever home yesterday and is settling in really well. Thank you everyone for your love and support.
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Thanks to the power of social media, one healthy, happy dog who did nothing wrong but was somehow still unwanted, got a second chance at life. Gordon concluded:

It takes a village to save one dog and this dog is in doggie heaven now because of all your good wishes for him.