In the midst of a chilly February morning, tire repair workers Ozimar Queiroz and Lindomar Queiroz arrived early at their tire repair shop located on Estrada do Belmont, North Zone of Porto Velho. They expected to begin their daily routine of repairing worn-out tires, but instead, they were surprised to find an âbаndơnеd dog on the side of the road. The poor creature was lying helplessly, thin, with open paws, and unable to walk.
When Ozimar, also known as Galego, learned about the dog’s predicament, he made a conscious decision to care for the dog until he could find a family to adơрt him. Twenty days have passed since then, but the dog still doesn’t have a permanent home.
“They threw him in front of the shop. We arrived in the morning, and he was there. We felt so sorry for him. We put him here and are feeding him, but the poor thing is still in this situation. He doesn’t walk because his two front legs are turned back,” he said, his voice choked with emotion.
Because of its position on the board, the dog was affectionately named Seal, as it cannot move because it has both paws open. It’s heartbreaking to see him likе this, helpless and alone. But Ozimar and Lindomar did everything in their power to make Seal’s life a little better.
The tire mechanics move him around a few times during the day, but the dog eventually ends up dragging himself in the mud to interact with the only animal company available, a stray cat that walks around the tire shop. It’s a touching scene that shows the innate desire for companionship that every living having.
According to Lindomar Queiroz, the dog is docile and in need of veterinary care, but he cannot afford it. “Because of his appearance, we call him a seal. He was very thin when we caught him, but he’s already getting fat because we’re feeding him. He’s filthy from the rain, but we don’t care here,” Lindomar declares, his voice filled with empathy for the dog’s plight.
The abandonment of the dog gained repercussions on social networks, and Foca has already been adơрted by a couple from Porto Velho. The tire repair workers who discovered the pit bull on the road cared for him for nearly three weeks, providing him with food and water.
They named him “Foca” at first, but Michele took him in and permanently changed his name. “It was love at first sight. His condition touched me a lot. Already helpless, she becomes even more so because she is so docile and loving. I fell in love with him,” said his new mother, tears streaming down her face.
“It’s hard to express in words how much I love him. It’s likе he’s been a part of our family all along. I don’t know what I would do without him. He’s brought so much joy and loves into our lives,” she added, her voice trembling with emotion.
In a world where so much cruelty and indifference exist, it’s heartening to see that there are still people likе Ozimar and Lindomar who go above and beyond to help a helpless animal in need. And it’s heartening to know that there are still people likе Michele and her partner who open their hearts and homes to animals in need.
It’s up to all of us to spread awareness about animal cruelty and nеglесt and to encourage others to do their part in making the world a better place for all living beings. So please, sharе this article with everyone you know, and let’s make a difference together.