As avid dog lovers, there is nothing that breaks our hearts more than seeing stories of dogs who were abused or treated wrongly by their guardians. Our dogs put their whole hearts and trust in our hands and in return it’s our responsibility to make sure that they always feel safe and loved. To betray that trust and loyalty is one of the most horrific things a person could do, yet it happens all the time.
Unfortunately, this is what happened to Quint, a Great Dane from Chennai, India. Poor Quint was left tied up to a post by a cruel person who simply left the dog to starve. The dog’s gaunt figure attracted the attention of a kind passerby who contacted the founder of Hotel for Dogs, Shravan Krishnan. Tragically, when Krishnan finally made it to the dog, things looked incredibly bleak.
In the wake of what he saw, Krishnan was inspired to post on Facebook, writing “I don’t know your name. I don’t know your age. I don’t know who dumped you. I don’t know your history. I’m sorry that I couldn’t save you and hope you’re in a better place now. We got a call from Karthik Selvaraj about a Great Dane which was abandoned in Royapuram. We tried to move him to a hospital, but unfortunately, he died on the way.“
He continued, “Abandoning your dog is the biggest betrayal you could ever do. At least try and leave him at a shelter or seek help from someone. Don’t leave your dog on the road and let him die of starvation and dehydration. This not how a life should end. If I ever meet the person who did this to you, I promise you that I will break his bones! RIP.”
We can definitely echo Krishnan’s sentiments on this. It is absolutely unacceptable to treat an animal like this in any way shape or form. While this poor Great Dane was the sad victim of cruelty, we can only hope that his story helps wake the world up to the reality of this gross problem. We are all responsible for the dogs and animals that we come into contact with and we have a tremendous amount of power to change the world for these creatures. If you ever see an animal that you suspect is being abused, contact one of these animal cruelty hotlines for help. Animals cannot speak for themselves, so it is up to us to step in when we can.
To learn more about Hotel for Dogs and the work they do for the dogs of India, click here.
Image source: Shravan Krishnan/Facebook