Heartwarming moment Louisiana boy reassures his pit bull rescue dog he is ‘so loved’ after animal was seized from abusive former owners who left him covered in cigarette burns
- Neil, a pit bull mix, was taken from an abusive home and sent to a shelter
- He was adopted in 2022 after the rescue, the Companion Animal Alliance near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offered $15 adoptions to promote animal rescues.
- According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3.1 million dogs go to shelters each year, but only 2 million are adopted
Here’s the heartwarming moment a Louisiana boy tells his newly adopted dog he’s safe after the pit bull was rescued from an abusive home.
The moment was captured on camera by a Baton Rouge mother, who posted it to TikTok in a video that has since been viewed nearly 2 million times.
In the video, the woman’s seven-year-old son could be seen patting his dog’s head and saying, “I know your other owner wasn’t that nice, but we love you.”
The dog, a blond pit bull mix named Neil, was adopted from the family’s local shelter after being removed from an abusive home that left him covered in cigarette burns.
They adopted Neil after the shelter, Companion Animal Alliance, offered adoptions for just $15 to promote animal rescues. The mother said her son had saved his pocket money and paid for Neil’s adoption fees himself.
Neil was rescued from a house where his former landlord put cigarettes on him
In the short clip, Neil could be seen curled up on a sofa, while the boy knelt in front of him and patted his back.
“We love you so much, we would do anything to keep you safe,” the boy said.
As he patted him again, you could see Neil’s cock wagging up and down.
“My son wanted a dog of his own and the shelter had $15 adoptions,” the woman captioned the video.
“So we went to the animal shelter! This nice boy was seized from his owners due to abuse.
The mum, who asked to remain anonymous, posted the video to her account named TheCrazyZoo, evidently a nod to her home full of animals that she features in her videos.
She said her family already had a pair of dogs, but her son desperately wanted a dog of his own.
“We had two other dogs before, and my son really wanted to have one of his own,” she told Newsweek. “He paid Neil with his own money which he earned.
‘Neil is settling in very well and is part of the family. My son always reminds us that Neil is his dog and takes care of him.
Neil was adopted for just $15 after his shelter offered the deal to promote animal rescues
The seven-year-old boy paid Neil’s adoption fees with the money he saved himself
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3.1 million dogs go to shelters each year, but only 2 million are adopted.
The mother told Newsweek that those numbers motivated her to adopt Neil.
Viewers were also moved by the video, with many commenting on what $15 bought the family.
“Can you believe you are going to have years of happiness for what people pay for a Starbucks, thank you so much for the rescue,” one wrote.
‘I could cry. He just found a best friend for life and this dog will trust again because of your sweet boy! said another.
‘Thank you for adopting! All the shelters are so full and struggling to keep up,” a third commented.