Shelter Worker Gets into Kennel to Comfort Terrified Abandoned Dog

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Many of us do not know just how lucky we are NOT to be a dog sometimes, especially if you wind up in a situation like poor Prissy’s.  She was abandoned and friendless in the world, but was thankfully rescued and brought to the Conway Area Humane Society in New Hampshire.  However, that’s not where the scariness of being an abandoned dog ends most of the time.

Being rescued is great, but now Prissy is in a completely unfamiliar space, surrounded by sounds and smells she’s not at all accustomed to.  Couple that with having undergone surgery to be spayed, and one could hardly fault her for being utterly terrified.

When shelter manager Debra Cameron came over to Prissy’s kennel to check up on her, what she saw was something totally unexpected.  There, in the kennel and curled up with Prissy was Chrissy Ireland, one of Cameron’s colleagues, doing her best to comfort the frightened dog.  Providing that much needed human compassion and kind touch, in the hopes that it makes things even slightly more bearable.

“We offer a safe, loving environment,” Cameron said in an interview with The Dodo.  “So many animal lovers are stuck on the idea that all shelters are sad places and that anyone who surrenders an animal has done an awful thing, but that is far from the truth for many wonderful shelters throughout the country.  They are staffed by experienced, caring, compassionate people who go above and beyond to make sure the animals in their care lived enriched, happy, healthy lives in the shelter until a new home can be found.”

WARNING!  The video is SO full of feels the writer of this article could barely compose himself while writing it.  You have been warned!  😉  If you’d like to see the shelter’s Facebook page, click here.

 

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    • BLESS THIS LADY WHO GOT INTO THE CAGE AND GAVE LOVE TO THAT POOR DOG.
      i hate ANYONE WHO THINKS ANIMALS DON’T HAVE FEELINGS AND FOR ABUSERS WHO DON’T CARE THAT THEY HAVE FEELINGS…………IF YOU KNOW OF ANY MAN WHO ABUSES AN ANIMAL I HOPE YOU LEAVE HIM……ANIMALS DON’T DESERVE TO BE ABANDONED, ABUSED OR SCARED….I have lost jobs over not leaving my dog at home alone…..I can’t………..only if I can find her a few friends to love and be ok will I ever leave her for a day to work…………………..
      I love her that much.

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    • thank you so much for your loving kindness! We are the caretakers and some are so very cruel. Just a little love and kindness goes a long ways!!

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    • i can’t talk i was watching and crying . I appreciate and love people who love and care those poor souls . Agree what Selvin just said Yes i wish we all respect and love , and help each other life would be so much easier

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    • YES, IT IS VERY HARD TO WORK IN A SHELTER. IF MORE PEOPLE WOULD THINK SERIOUSLY BEFORE GETTING AN ANIMAL IN THE FIRST PLACE, FEWER WOULD HAVE TO BE IN A SHELTER…IF YOU CAN’T COMMIT FOR LIFE, DON’T COMMIT AT ALL. THESE POOR THINGS ARE IN SHELTERS NOT BECAUSE OF THEM BUT BECAUSE OF STUPID, UNCARING, SELFISH OWNERS………..

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  1. Rescue shelters do wonderful jobs with these innocent creatures. And I’m sure most of the help are all volunteers. What a wonderful gift for all. Very sweet story. Our pets are forever a child and depend on humans to take care of them……….yet so many humans have not done that.
    Conway Humane Society, keep up the good work.

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  2. Many, if not most, don’t realize the special, special connection we can have with other animals – particularly dogs.

    That connection allows us an opportunity to live our deeper more real humanity. Something we seem to be losing sight of with each passing day.

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  3. To know that kind of compassionate caring exists is lovely. To actually witness it overwhelmingly fills me with gratitude for the rarest of humans like Chrissy Ireland.

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  4. My philosophy is treat your pets like they are family. If you just leave your dog chained to a tree in the backyard you should be punished by law. Dogs have very real feelings just like humans, they just can’t voice them. Their love is unconditional and they are innocent. God loves animals too. He created them just like he created you and I. I get so much love from my two chihuahuas…they mean the world to me. When I see a dog that is thin and just roaming the streets it hurts. When you see homeless people roaming the streets it hurts. Makes you wonder, who were these people at one time? How on earth could this happen to someone. I give people with cardboard signs money sometimes because they might be hungry. Even if they use it to buy booze I don’t care, they look like they don’t have anything to live for anyway.

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