Dogs are man’s best friend, and for some dogs, their loyalty continues even when their owners are no longer alive.
A heartbreaking photograph of a dog waiting at his late owner’s hospital bed has seen a number of would-be owners come forward to adopt him.
The image of three-year-old Labrador mix Moose sitting patiently by the empty bed was uploaded to Facebook by North Star Pet Rescue, a New Jersey charity, on Tuesday.
Moose, a 3-year-old Lab mix, the wait is in vain as her beloved friend will never return. But for the loyal dog to accept the owner’s passing is just too much. Therefore she sits there in the hope of a miracle happening.
It has since been shared thousands of times and Eleventh Hour Rescue – the kennel in Randolph, New Jersey that is currently looking after Moose – said it had received several applications to re-home him.
“Moose is a dog under the care of Eleventh Hour Rescue in Randolph NJ USA. Animal rescues often work cooperatively to help find homes for dogs in need and NorthStar Pet Rescue has a long and special relationship with Eleventh Hour Rescue,”
“We shared his story and photo in hopes of finding a local foster or adopter for him. Due to the power of social media, his story has now gone global. Since his story has been shared widely, we understand that he has many, many people that want to adopt him and I’m sure he’ll be in a new home soon,” they said.
Although he should not be housed with cats or birds, the charity said that he loves people so much that he would do best in a home where he hasn’t left home alone all day long.
‘If you can help Moose’s heart heal by offering him a temporary foster home or a permanent home to meet this sweet, loving boy,’ the post concludes. ‘Let’s mend this broken heart, together.’
And in just a couple of days, since the photo was shared, the nonprofit organization updated their post with some great news. Theyve announced that Moose has find a new lovely family.
“Thanks to the power of social media, Moose has received several applications & we are hopeful he will find a forever home soon! Thank you for caring & sharing everyone!”the post reads.