A touching story recently came to light after a dog owner uploaded a video of her pet on Douyin. In her post, the animal lover urged the government to pass laws that will prohibit animal cruelty. This appeal came after the woman met her pet dog in an unfortunate circumstance.
The viral video shared last month but recorded a year ago showed a sad-looking pup outside a dog meat shop in Jilin, China. The woman passing by the area spotted the American Eskimo Dog bound on a metal frame with an iron chain. She decided to approach the white dog and check if its condition was ok.
The passerby noticed that the pup looked scared. It appeared that the shop keeping the dog planned on slaughtering it for its meat. The footage showed the white canine hesitating to extend its right paw at the beginning. After seeing this, the kind lady offered the dog her left hand to show that she means no harm.
The dog slowly reached out its right foreleg to the kind stranger in a trusting manner before looking away. Its timid gesture touched the kind lady’s heart, so she decided to rescue the poor canine from the slaughterhouse. She adopted the dog and renamed it, Yuan Yuan.
The dog owner frequently uploads videos of Yuan Yuan on her Douyin account. The adorable clips showed that the canine is now a sweet and joyful pet who loves smiling at people. Thanks to Yuan Yuan’s savior, the pup transformed from a sad and scared-looking pooch into a beloved family pet.
Wendy Higgins from Humane Society International believes that the dog got snatched away from its former owner before being transported to Jilin. Higgins told MailOnline that Yuan Yuan responded to the passerby’s kindness by offering a paw. She explained that this is a sure sign that Yuan Yuan was almost certainly a former pet, likely stolen for the meat trade.
Source: 丹宝™ོ via Douyin