True dog lovers know that dogs have feelings. They understand that these beautiful souls feel both joy and sorrow.
Perhaps that is why the story of Kibble, a dog housed at the Tunica, Miss. Humane Society, impacted people so deeply.
Five days ago, the Tunica Humane Society posted a sad photo of Kibble, along with a note about the dog’s obvious heartache.
For three years, Kibble had shared a kennel run with her friend, Ping. At the facility, the dogs shared a bed (by choice, rather than necessity), and played constantly.
For all intents and purposes, Kibble and Ping were the best of friends.
Two weeks ago, Ping was adopted.
Those at the facility rejoiced for the dog – happy that she finally found a family and that she would be able to enjoy her life as a treasured companion.
Though the shelter staff expected Kibble to be sad, they were stunned at the depth of her obvious sorrow.
They shared the following:
Kibble now just lays in the kennel with her face pressed in the corner. My heart broke for her today. We have tried to introduce her to several new buddies but she shows no interest. She misses her best friend.
Kibble’s story went viral. Those who saw her photo and read about her sorrow were spurred into action.
So much so that today, the Tunica Humane Society announced that they have had offers from across the nation for this precious pup and that she will be finding a new family of her own very soon.
Along with the announcement that Kibble is going to have a new home soon, the shelter shared an important reminder for everyone who was touched by this story:
It took that little dog sticking her face in a corner out of sadness for all the world to see; to get the attention she has always deserved. There are a world of Kibble’s out there lingering in animal shelters. If you are as deeply moved by Kibble’s story as everyone seems to be, I challenge you to go to your nearest animal shelter and rescue a dog just like Kibble.
It is true – there are Kibbles across the nation. Dogs who are sad, frightened and confused. Dogs who want to feel joy.
Please share Kibble’s story.
Because of her photo and her story, she will have her own happy “tail,” but there are thousands of other dogs who are still waiting.
Perhaps Kibble’s tale of sorrow will influence others to give another dog their very own, happily ever after.
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