UPDATE: CLEMENT IS SAFE! He was rescued by Hope Animal Rescue! Thank you for saving him and thank you all for sharing him and sending so much love his way
Gentle soul Clement has a story to tell, and through a volunteer at the Hoke County Animal Shelter this four-year-old pittie mix has a voice. Kristi, a volunteer with the shelter located in Raeford, North Carolina, interacted with Clement on Friday. And so it began:
“It breaks my heart every single time I meet a dog like this. The most loving gentle soul you can ever imagine wrapped in an exterior that has been hungry, hurt and so alone,” Kristi wrote on the Facebook page Assisting the Hoke Co. Animal Shelter in Raeford, N.C. “He was so happy when I came in his kennel to sit with him.”
Moments later Clement crawled into her lap and contentedly curled up to take a nap.
“I sat there wondering how long it had been if ever – since he had a warm lap to curl up in or a hand to pet him and comfort him. Sadly I have to wonder if he will ever get these things again, if he will ever find a loving home or if this is the last stop in his long hard journey,” the volunteer continued.
As most animal advocates wonder how people can be so cruel, Clement’s life hangs by a thread; a dog who deserves a loving home and one who seemed to get along with other dogs at the shelter thus far.
“Even though he was super hungry he turned down a treat because he would rather have been getting love,” Kristi wrote.
Clement was treated to a warm, soapy bath where all of the dirt was scrubbed away and the fleas were killed. Perhaps given his first soft bed, Clement curled up; he was happy nearly grinning from ear to ear.
“He has curled up in my heart and made his self comfortable just like he did my lap. I’m asking all of you to please share him so hopefully the perfect person will see his story and want to rescue him,” Stephanie pleads.
Follow Clement’s plight here.
This boy will be available for adoption on Tuesday. Share this dog’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. He has not been tested with children or cats. On Friday there were no children around, and the staff didn’t want to overwhelm him with the cats in the shelter. For more information, call the Hoke County Animal Shelter at 910.875.4827.
(Photos and video courtesy of Assisting the Hoke Co. Animal Shelter in Raeford, NC. Note the collar Clement was wearing when found as a stray)
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Posted by Assisting the Hoke Co. Animal Shelter in Raeford, NC on Friday, October 27, 2017