Man Rescues Dog that Is Filmed Being Dumped on the Side of the Road

A bicyclist captured film of the dog trotting along after the truck. She returned in a car, but by the time she made it back, the dog had vanished.




Thousands of outraged people watched a video of a dog being heartlessly abandoned on a Brazilian roadside, but only one man acted on it.   The man spent two days searching the area, and once he found him, he brought him home to his family for keeps.

A bicyclist captured film of the dog trotting along after the truck, not understanding that the driver wasn’t coming back for him.  The woman returned in a car, but by the time she made it back, the dog had vanished.


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She notified police, and posted the footage online.  The video soon went viral, and one man was angered and saddened enough to do something about it.  He went searching, and after two days, found him.

“So people, this here is the dog we rescued who created so much controversy here in Itabira. Moved by the story, we decided to go after him. Now he’s being taken care of at home, with food and everything he needs.”


84 thoughts on “Man Rescues Dog that Is Filmed Being Dumped on the Side of the Road

  1. Holy shit, I’ll never comprehend how somebody can do that… Somebody needs to locate the owner responsible and throw him in jail. I am SO glad the dog is in good hands now. Poor baby

    1. Then, why didn’t they go and arrest the owner for abandoning the dog, if they had the plate number from the video?

  2. I think anybody who would abandon their dog has no heart. And I hope to God, people like these don’t have any children because if they can’t handle a pet and especially one who so loyal and devoted, do we really think they could provide for and rear a child with the same kind of absence of Love?!!

  3. It’s heartbreaking to see situations like this. But, life turned has turned around. I have been in Italy, in Napoli region.. lots of stray dogs. One beautiful dog followed me. I wish i could take him home with me back to the state. I am a dog magnet whenever I traveled lol. My family thought I was crazy dealing with stray dogs.I just hope the dog is not kept outside all the time due to heat. Blessed him.

  4. What a wonderful man, it’s a shame that there isn’t more people like you!! God bless you for this little dog!!❤️?❤️

  5. That’s the same way I got my late dog, Teddy, he was just a puppy when I watched someone dump him… I kept him for 14 wonderful years – he was a wonderful dog. We both got lucky that day…

  6. You know what you asshole that left this poor dog on the side of the road, with your high priced rig.. Fuck you.. Your, no our dog has a much better place now

  7. I will never for the life of me understand why people just dump dogs on side of road. Why not surrender to a no kill animal shelter?!?!

  8. My daughter saw a dog being dropped off in our neighborhood and saved him. Since we already had a surfeit of cats and dogs, her dad found a rescue group, and the dog found a forever home. Shame on people who drop off animals, you are the lowest of the low.

  9. They should not have blurred the plate number of the truck. If the truck driver cannot be prosecuted the whole world needs to know who he/she is. What a heartless coward! Not even brave enough to admit that he needs to give up his dog and put it in the shelter where it has a chance however slim to be adopted. Blessings to you who took in the helpless dog!

  10. Heartless people!! Come on, if you see a poor innocent animal on the sidewalk or anywhere TRY to at least HELP IT. I have rescued so many animals and it breaks my heart knowing some people just ignore them.. I have even rescued cats and kittens, even tho I’m allergic.. I’m happy someone stopped and tried to help.

  11. take the owner, drive him a few hundred miles into nowhere and kick him out, without ID, money, or clothes… same as the dog

  12. Bless you for your devotion to helping this dog! Whoever abandoned him obviously doesn’t deserve him…..inadvertently this dog has lucked into a wonderful forever home after all…….

  13. I hate people like this WHY leave the dog on the side of a road where it can be killed – some some decency nand take the dog to a shelter – you day is coming people

  14. I once lured a very untrusting Chow Chow into a minivan On Rt 1&9 using wendy’s chicken Sándwiches. We shared 13 happy years together.

  15. I’d like to dump that driver into the ocean ! It pisses me off just that much when people abandon their pets .what in the hell are they thinking !

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