CONWAY, N.H. (WSET) – With so much cruelty in the world towards animals, it’s always nice to read stories that make us smile, stories of people that balance in their own personal way the injustices that animals endure every single day. This is one of those stories.
More than a story is only a moment, but a very meaningful one. A moment of comfort, a moment of kindness, of empathy and of devotion. A moment between a kind member of a shelter and a scared dog who needed some love.
Prissy is a 4-year old hound mix who was abandoned in a junkyard in Tennessee soon after giving birth to three puppies. Luckily, she was rescued and brought to the Conway Area Humane Society in New Hampshire, where she could find a loving home that would treat her how she deserves.
She needed to be spayed and she was placed in her kennel after the surgery so she could recover there. If you have ever been to a shelter, you know how most of the kennels look like. It’s definitely not a warm place to recover after a procedure feeling dizzy and confused.
But despite of how cold many shelters look like, many of them compensate with a very warm staff dedicated to make animals feel a little better.
The shelter manager, Debra Cameron, was on her way to check up on Prissy with her camera ready, hoping she could catch a cute moment of improvement. But instead, she found Chrissy Ireland, the kennel supervisor, laying on the floor next to Prissy, comforting her.
Touched by such a lovely scene, Debra posted the video on Facebook so people can also see there is a lot of love in shelters. The video of course went viral and in only 3 days it has been played over 85,000 times. Chrissy told ABC News:
“I saw [Prissy] and she was all shaky and she didn’t feel good, it made me feel so sad for her. So I just found myself laying on the floor with her and kissing her and loving her”
Act of kindness like this one, show us how many good people are out there, improving lives of animals and compensating for all the bad things they go through. No wonder it went viral. Let’s hope it helps Prissy find a loving home.