There are animal abuse cases on almost every part of the world. This may be painful to hear, but we should not allow it to let us turn a blind eye. Caring can be exhausting, but we must always remember that a dog’s life is transformed whenever someone shows empathy.
A thousand words
Small contributions can change a situation. As a matter of fact, a lot of things can be done these days to spark change. While the goal is to find forever homes for dogs who have been abandoned and abused, little acts of kindness can still be done to raise awareness. Especially now, that there are plenty of available platforms online.
One perfect example is how Janette Gonzalez helped spread the word about emaciated Pit Bull puppies in Pico River, California. A friend sent her a photo of the puppies who were all skin and bones, so she decided to take action immediately.
At first, her plan was to report the situation to the authorities, but she knew that would not be enough. So, she decided to share the photos of the dogs on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms.
Gonzalez’ post went viral. She was asked for interviews about the dogs, and her post was shared for more than 20,000 times. An animal cruelty investigation was started, and the emaciated dogs were taken from the residence.
All of the dogs were turned over to the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) so they can be treated immediately. Gonzalez went on to create Facebook groups to raise awareness about the case of the emaciated dogs. They want people to know that they will not stop until justice is served.
It started with a photo, but Gonzalez turned it into a movement. She wants more people to know that animal cruelty needs to stop. Watch the video below:
Credits to Janette Gonzalez