Dogs have short memories and can make a full recovery after being abused much easier than a human. Even though it may be easier for them, long-term abuse can make a serious impression on a dog.
They become trained to feel worthless and unloved. Eventually, they forget what it feels like to live the life of a normal dog.
The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society in Virginia noticed one of their new residents acting strangely when they approached his kennel. His story will make you say Aww…
Meet Jack, a German Shepherd-Labrador retriever mix. The staff at the humane society noticed him hiding in the corner every time they approached his kennel.
When he wasn’t hiding in the corner, Jack looked depressed. The staff felt he must have been abused and neglected. His condition didn’t improve even after a month in the shelter.
A group of angels named Susie’s Senior Dogs caught wind of Jack’s story and posted this to their Facebook page: “We work with him each day, sitting with him and talking to him, but he is one depressed and lonely boy. It breaks my heart to think he may have lived with his loneliness for his whole life, but we would very much like to see his remaining time surrounded by love, compassion, and never-ending snuggles.”
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