The heartbreaking moment in which a 4-year-old pit bull dog cried inconsolably when she realized that she had been abandoned, went around the world. It didn’t take her long to understand that her family had abandoned her, never to return. How sad!
The furry girl’s name is Electra and she was abandoned at the Inland Valley Humane Society shelter in Pomona, California.
Lolys Menchaka, an activist who collaborates with the shelter, captured on video the heartbreaking moment showing the sad reaction of the little heartbroken girl, looking at the ground, as if she perfectly understood that this cage will be her new home.
Electra is a well-behaved pitbull puppy and has never shown signs of aggression.
Her emotional reaction has given cause to reflect on how dogs are affected once they are abandoned on the street or mercilessly surrendered to a shelter.
Menchaka notes, with utmost sadness, that this is not an isolated case:
“Electra represents the face of sadness and reality in shelters.”
Electra quickly fell into depression upon learning that she was abandoned by her family.
Although it is not clear whether Electra was abandoned on the street or surrendered directly to the shelter, the members of the foundation call for reflection on the sadness that overwhelms these sweet animals who are sometimes abandoned despite showing impeccable behavior.
“Sometimes I would like to understand the owners who surrender their animals and I don’t like to judge them, but when you see the dogs arrive at the reception department and they get all proud I can’t understand.”
Electra’s scenes with that almost human gesture of deep pain and dejection, soon touched the heartstrings of many on the networks. To the point that it has accumulated almost 2 million reproductions. And the comments do not stop:
“This kills me. Those eyes. She’s so scared. She wags her tail. She still wants to give love. Dogs are so selfless.”
But soon Electra would manage to heal her wounds.
Luckily, Electra didn’t last long with a broken heart, as she had the support of Tiffany Fan, a member and founder of JL Resue.
She was able to contact Adriane Silvano, who offered to give Electra a temporary home. Tifanny points out how dangerously depressed dogs can be when they are abandoned:
“She hadn’t bitten anyone. They just took her to the shelter, she was so sad! I really think sometimes they realize they’ve been abandoned, and they give up.”
But the dog’s charming personality made the best ending possible.
Electra’s sweetness won over those who gave her a temporary home, and they decided that this would become her forever home.
Tiffany has followed the adoption closely and notes that Electra is a very sociable dog and gets along wonderfully with dogs, children and all family members; the change she underwent since leaving the shelter allowed her to show all the love she kept.
“He became a completely different dog. She was happy, she was on the couch, she wanted to cuddle.”
Electra has now overcome the abandonment and is the most affectionate with little animals and humans
“If you look at the ‘before’ picture and today’s pictures, she doesn’t look like the same dog,” Tiffany said.
Photos of Electra in her new home show that she is truly happy and is getting all the love she needs thanks to the help she received.
JL Rescue is home to many other dogs who are still looking for a home, visit their website and maybe you or one of your friends can become an angel to bring a furry dog in need out of depression.
It is necessary that Electra’s story helps to raise awareness about the sadness that animals suffer when they are abandoned. Enough of so much indolence against these little angels!