A dog has gone viral on Facebook with its sad story. It is not known where he lives – information only says that it is in western Brazil, in a rural area.
He is leꜰt to his ꜰate at a gas station and beyond his need, he must experience humiliation. The animal ended up becoming a laughing stock in the neighborhood. Nicknamed Bolinha, no one seems to realize that the abandoned dog is a sentient being with wants and needs. People only see in Bolinha a reason to laugh and humiliate.
Bolinha is a small dog weighing about 40 kg, possibly due to a metabolic disoʀdeʀ. He is a greedy dog, but it is possible that the reason for his abandonment was purely aesthetic: the coat did not have a nice and pleasant appearance. Bolinha has spent months suʀᴠiᴠing on leftovers from gas stations – mostly unsuitable for dogs, greasy and high in sugar. Naturally, it was getting heavier and heavier.
The problem was getting ᴡoʀse: The more Bolinha ate poor food – and he gobbled everything up – the fatter he became. The dog’s appearance and difficulty with movement further reduce the dog’s chances of finding a family. In addition to obesity and neglect, cold, hot sun and rains, Bolinha became increasingly sad. No one paid much attention to the dog, it had turned into a folk character, it was just there to entertain passersby.
However, everything changed when a group of friends came across the post and noticed the dog was upset and isolated. The group then decided to pick up he and take him to an animal shelter, where he eventually received the necessary medical advice and tʀeatment. Everybody came to this dog which was overweigh all in obesity.
He was so fat that he could not move or walk. At this point he attracted people’s attention. Activists took care of him in order he lost his weigh as well as he was doing exercises. Some swimming process were also done for having a normal weigh. He lost 30 pounds. His abrupt changing is the result of his and those people’s hard work. Due to the people who helped him to overcome this obstacle he has a second chance to live.