Warm Moment A Louisiana boy reassures his rescue dog that he’s ‘so lovable’ after the pet was seized from abusive former owners who left him covered in cigarette burns
- Neil, a mix pit bull, was removed from the abusive home and sent to a shelter
- Adopted in 2022 After the rescue, the Companion Animal Alliance near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is offering $15 adoptions to boost animal rescues
- According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3.1 million dogs go to shelters each year, but only 2 million are adopted.
This is the heartwarming moment when a Louisiana boy tells his newly adopted dog that he is safe after a pit bull was rescued from an abusive home.
The moment was captured by Baton Rouge’s mom, who posted it to TikTok in a video that has since been viewed nearly two million times.
In the video, the woman’s seven-year-old son is seen petting their dog on the head, and saying “I know your other owner hasn’t been nice, but we love you.”
The dog, a blonde Pit Bull mix named Neil, was adopted from the family’s local shelter after being removed from an abusive home that left him covered in cigarette burns.
They adopted Neil after the shelter, Companion Animal Alliance, offered adoptions for just $15 to boost animal rescues. The mother said that her son saved his pocket money and paid for Neil’s adoption himself.
Neil was rescued from a house where his previous owner had put out cigarettes on him
In the short clip, Neil is seen curled up on a couch, while the boy kneels in front of him and pats him on the back.
“We love you very much,” said the boy, “and would do anything to keep you safe.”
As he pats it again, Neil’s tail can be seen wagging up and down.
The woman captioned the video, “My son wanted a dog of his own and the shelter was getting $15 from adoptions.”
We went to the animal shelter! This cute boy was kidnapped from his friends due to bad treatment.
The mother, who asked not to be identified, posted the video to her eponymous account TheCrazyZooobviously a reference to her home full of animals that she features in her videos.
Her family already had a couple of dogs, she said, but her son desperately wanted a dog of his own.
‘We previously had two other dogs, and my son really wanted one of his own,’ she said. Newsweek. He paid Neil with his own earned money.
Neil is settling in nicely and is part of the family. My son always reminds us that Neil is his dog and he takes care of him.
Neil was adopted for just $15 after his shelter offered the deal to promote animal rescues
The seven-year-old boy paid Neil’s adoption fee with money he had saved himself
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3.1 million dogs go to shelters each year, but only 2 million are adopted.
The mother told NEWSWEEK that those numbers motivated her to adopt Neil.
Viewers were equally impacted by the video, with many commenting on what the $15 family bought.
“Can you believe you’ll have years of happiness for what people pay for Starbucks, thank you so much for saving me,” wrote one.
I can cry. He just found a best friend for life and will trust this dog again because of your sweet boy! another said.
Thank you for the adoption! The shelters are all so full and you struggle to keep up,” commented a third.
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