On December 17th, a man abandoned his adorable Staffordshire bull terrier on the side of the road in Stoke-on-Trent, England. CCTV captured the heart-wrenching footage, where the pup realizes he has been dumped and chases the car as it drives off.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) shared the video on social media, and it instantly went viral.
Thousands of people around the world poured out their empathy and compassion for the dog, whom the RSPCA has affectionately named Snoop.
PLEASE RT! We have CCTV footage of a man callously dumping a dog in Stoke-on-Trent. The distressed dog chases after the car as it drives away. Please help @RSPCA_official find the man responsible. Awful that someone can do this! The dog is thankfully ok and now safe pic.twitter.com/AW8HNvVwdQ
— Rachel Butler RSPCA 🐾🐶🐦 (@RachRSPCA) December 24, 2018
Of course, people were furious after seeing this heartbreaking footage.
Absolutely no excuse for this behaviour. Hope they catch the selfish git.
— Elaine Storey (@ShortlandsPR) December 24, 2018
Words can’t explain my anger !
— Anika (@anikasleem) December 24, 2018
How could anyone do this? It’s heartbreaking to watch. I hope the SOB gets caught and prosecuted
— Dex and The Beards (@Mini_Dexter) December 24, 2018
Before the car drives off, Snoop runs over to his owner as he gets in the car and slams the door shut. Then, the persistent pup places his paws on the passenger side and peers into the window, confused, before the owner eventually drives off.
And everyone was sobbing.
Luckily, Snoop wasn’t hurt or physically affected by the disgusting dangerous situation.
But still, one can assume the dog is mentally shaken up and traumatized.
What a cold hearted bastard 😢.
He doesn’t deserve the love & loyalty of this beautiful dog .
— jms 🏴🐾 (@rubygirl0401) December 24, 2018
Heart breaking 🐶💔
— Mick houghton (@Mickhoughton4) December 24, 2018
Dog deserves better and I’m sure someone better will take such a loving dog
— Tony Alder (@Tonyalder2) December 24, 2018
What a horrible human being. I am glad the poor fur baby is safe but his world must have fallen apart. I am very teary seeing that. My heart and loves goes out this beautiful dog
— Judith Steele (@judithsporty21) December 24, 2018
Some even offered to welcome the dog with open arms, giving him the forever home he deserves:
In fact, thousands of people called in to offer Snoop a loving home.
We can have him 🤘😛🤘
— Anthony R Taylor (@Staffy_Beard) January 4, 2019
Helliwell family in Alsager can offer a forever home. We already have 3 of your rescue animals, two cats and a dog.
— Sue Helliwell (@housemisses) December 24, 2018
I live in trentham with 2 other dogs and will happily give him a forever home.
— Michael Sproson (@MichaelJSproson) December 24, 2018
Right now, RSPCA Regional Manager Rachel Butler explained that the pup is staying at private kennels and isn’t up for adoption while the RSPCA investigates his previous owner who abandoned him:
“Snoop is currently staying at private kennels and I’m happy to say that he is doing really well and is getting a lot of fuss and attention from staff there.”
Snoop was discovered by a passerby after being abandoned by the roadside, and is recovering in our care. He’s a super sweet boy who loves being around people, and as he’s not yet available for rehoming, he’s been enjoying some scrumptious snuggles with our animal centre staff😍🐶 pic.twitter.com/9WAUfzYnEm
— RSPCA (England & Wales) (@RSPCA_official) January 2, 2019
He is perfect! How in the world could anyone dump this poor boy? Unfortunately, it seems there are more and more animals dumped over the holidays. Glad you are there to help them!
— Summer Breeze (@SummerBreezeUS) January 2, 2019
Butler added that everyone is falling for him, because I mean…how could you not??
“He is a lovely friendly dog and a lot of people have fallen in love with him!”
#Snoop the Staffie found dumped in Trentham is getting lots of fuss at the @RSPCA_official whilst they get him ready for rehoming- more on Snoop on @BBCRadioStoke tomorrow from 7! pic.twitter.com/n5JToTTR3J
— Jennie Aitken (@jen_aitken) January 3, 2019
The organization assured that he won’t have to worry about being back on the streets.
“We have had scores of people wanting to rehome him so we are certain he will not be waiting long for a new home.”
One of those people is Snoop Dogg.
The Gin and Juice rapper and animal lover offered to adopt his namesake after seeing the footage of him being abandoned:
“It is heartbreaking. There is always room for another dog in Casa de Snoop. If he really needed a home then he has one with us.”
The OG Snoop added that little Snoop will have no problems finding somewhere to call home.
“But I don’t think there is going to be any shortage of loving homes after all the exposure he has got.”
Still! The thought of Snoop and Snoop chilling at home, in his mansion, and living their absolute best lives together is bound to make you smile. Going from England to Los Angeles might be a bit of a change…but we doubt the doggo would mind some sunshine!
Snoop Dogg is an investor in Dog for Dog brand dog food, which donates a bag of food to a rescue shelter for every bag sold. He’s had as many as 11 dogs at a time over the years.
Based on all the love online for little Snoop, he likely will be adopted quickly.
I love this little guy. He so deserves the very best forever home. 😘
— Wendy (@red3008) January 2, 2019
How could anyone ever abandon this sweetheart😩 or any dog for that matter!
— Madison Welch (@MadisonWelch) January 4, 2019
Gorgeous little boy. Hope he receives the love and care he deserves when he’s re-homed. 💙
— Joanne Rust (@Joanne_Rust3) January 2, 2019
Such a lovely dog I would love to give him a home
— joanne blair (@joblair21) January 3, 2019
Maya wants to help Snoop pic.twitter.com/JCabbqpPDl
— Becs (@becky_keeley) January 3, 2019
But there are plenty of other dogs that the RSPCA and shelters across the globe need to find forever homes. Hopefully some of the people who want to help Snoop will consider rescuing another dog.