In large cities, stray animals have long been part of the local ecosystem, and every year the number of those who are thrown out of their homes onto city streets only grows. Animals are disposed of for a variety of reasons, but they become homeless not through their own fault, but because of human cruelty.
The chances of ending up on the streets are higher for sick dogs or those that require a lot of attention.
Nor do animals have to rely on the kindness of passersby. Most city residents are so used to stray animals on the streets that they simply do not pay attention to them. People ignore stray animals, and they are forced to find food for themselves in garbage cans.
But there are those who cannot pass by the suffering of our little brothers. Once there was talk in the city that a sheepdog had been trapped and was now in pain and agony. The dog was indeed emaciated and looked very tired.
Volunteers went to the river canal to rescue the animal. When they found the sheepdog, it was barely moving, and when one of the volunteers simply stroked it, tears coursed from the animal’s eyes. The dog had simply forgotten that in addition to cruelty and indifference, love and kindness can also come from people.
The rescued sheepdog was named Biggie. She recovered from her wanderings and found a new, loving family.