A compassionate vet reached out to a dog crying in fear after undergoing surgery. He did not know that he was being recorded, much less that the scenes would be seen by thousands of people around the world.
For an animal that grows up in a shelter, life is definitely not rosy. It becomes devastating to grow up in these cold and loveless spaces, especially for those who are overcoming a situation of abuse, abandonment or illness.
This is the story of Meesha, a female pit bull who underwent a surgical procedure at the BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore, Maryland to be spayed.
Dennis Moses is an assistant to the veterinary team that performed the surgery and was the one who starred in the video that has stolen many hearts for the tender scenes in which he calms Meesha down, just as if she were a baby.
This is one of those moments that absolutely melts anyone’s heart! It is completely touching to see how this man affectionately cradles the dog after her sterilization.
He connected with the dog’s need for protection and comfort after living through a disconcerting experience for her. For any dog, undergoing surgery can be scary, and for one with a past marked by neglect, much more so.
Also, anesthesia can cause side effects and they may feel pain from their health conditions. So in those moments, nothing better than offering them love and comfort.
The vet approached the crying dog to tell her that everything would be fine
The vet whispered sweet words into the dog’s ear and hugged her to comfort her while she screamed, confused by the effect of the anesthesia.
He even sang her a nursery rhyme to calm her down, because like many dogs, she wasn’t feeling well when she left the operating room.
“If anyone has ever had an operation, they know that when they wake up they are not sure where they are. It’s a scary time even for cats and dogs, especially living in a shelter and being so young,” Dennis said.
The little girl wasn’t quite sure what had happened to her, but the reassuring touch of the attending vet helped her calm down after surgery. She will now be able to enjoy life without worries.
This is the cutest moment you’ve ever seen of a vet holding a defenseless little girl in his arms
Spaying and neutering pets is a very important responsibility of every owner. It costs a lot less than caring for an entire litter, but it also lessens the chances of offspring being thrown out onto the streets.
Let’s face it, there are too many cases of pets being treated unfairly and abandoned.
By sterilizing, you directly help control the mass abandonment of healthy dogs and cats into the hands of high-kill shelters, waiting to be euthanized because there aren’t enough families to go around.
Not to mention, there are also medical and behavioral benefits that this procedure allows.
It’s good to know that there are people like him, capable of seeing beyond the needs of animals and giving them the love and security they need.
On the Adopt-a-Pet.com page , they offer information on those dogs that are waiting for the opportunity to have a home where they can grow up feeling loved and protected as they deserve.
It’s so gratifying to know that there are these heroes doing extraordinary work for animals, as well as sensitive and compassionate veterinarians going out of their way to offer these vulnerable creatures as much love as possible.
It fills our souls to meet true professionals who passionately dedicate themselves to what they love the most: animals.