A dog cuddling on his stuffed toy has gone viral. This dog who has lost everything hugs a thrown-out stuffed animal for comfort. He has lost his home, his family, and a safe place to live, and he is struggling to survive day by day on the streets. It was taken by a Houston woman named Yvette Holzbach, who works with the group Forgotten Dogs Of The 5th Ward. The group rescues and feeds stray dogs in Houston and the surrounding area of the city. That is when she gets change to click some pictures.
She has taken hundreds of pictures of unwanted stray dogs in the Houston area. When she posted this picture on Facebook she was asked in comments, why didnt she rescue the animal.
“We can feed up to 50 stray dogs,” Holtzman explained in the post. “Of those 50 dogs we are lucky if we are able to save one because the sad truth is, there are not enough foster homes.”
She also adds: “If there is anyone that does not quite understand what we are faced with we welcome you to do a ride along with us. You will be astounded at how many homeless dogs there are.”
If this picture doesnt rip your heart apart, nothing can!
There is one guy Calvin, who cares for these dogs so much that he buys ice for them in the summer, so they’ll have cold water. A neighbor told Yvette he sees Calvin hauling 50-pound bags of dog food on his shoulders, walking home from the store.
“I hope that by posting the picture awareness has been raised to the plight of the street dog,” is what Yvette wrote on Facebook. “We are facing an uphill battle and we can only hope that there will come a time when no dog will have to struggle to survive on the street.”