As cliché as it may seem, we should not judge a book by its cover. This goes true for this giant pup who almost got put down because of his scary physique.
Loki, an 8-year-old giant dog, weighing in at 170 pounds, of the Neapolitan Mastiff breed had to be taken by the animal control after his owner got evicted. The giant pup was then brought to the Manhattan Animal Care Center.
Loki was sedated by the officers. He looked scary with his humongous size that even the animal control officers were afraid of him, so he was, unfortunately, shot by a dart before they could take him in.
Just a few days after he was brought in, he was put on the list for those that will be put down. He did not even get a chance to interact with anybody at all.
His previous owner heard about what was happening with Loki, so he came in to tell the animal center staff how lovely the dog is. His last owner vouched for him to be a wonderful dog despite his massive size. Apparently, the giant dog loves other dogs, cats, kids and just about any human being. His owner said he would not have given him up if he did not get evicted.
It was really unfortunate that Loki was suffering at the shelter. Because of his strangely huge size, people are afraid to come close to him, so he has got no human contact. He was not being taken out for walks, and he needed medical attention.
The dog needed someone who would really care for him, luckily, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC heard about the giant dog and stepped in to help. They took him from the previous shelter, but despite his owner’s recommendation, they were still a bit intimidated of the dog.
The people from Rescue Dogs Rock NYC looked past Loki’s appearance, and they slowly saw the sweetest, most adorable, and most gentle dog they could ever see. Medical treatment was given, and after which, amazing things happened for Loki. Adoption requests started pouring in.
The dog which that nobody wanted is now everybody’s apple of their eyes. After finding the right candidate to become Loki’s family, he was then brought home to live a happy new life in his new home.
Source: Top Animal Stories via YouTube