- A dog was abandoned in Stoke-on-Trent, England, just before Christmas.
- He was picked up by the RSPCA, a UK animal charity, and called Snoop.
- His story blew up on social media, and he has since been inundated with offers of a new home.
- Some were from very high profile people, including the similarly-named Snoop Dogg.
Just a few days before Christmas, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier was left by the side of the road in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in what British animal charity the RSPCA called a “callous and cruel” act.
CCTV shows moment dog is abandoned at side of road right before Christmas pic.twitter.com/eWLewvUr2A
— The Independent (@Independent) December 24, 2018
The dog, who has since been named Snoop, touched hearts around the world, and received hundreds of offers for a new home,according to the BBC, including some from celebrities like TV presenters Sue Perkins, Andrew Neil, and, apparently, Snoop Dogg.
“The footage has to be seen to be believed – it’s just awful,” Inspector Natalie Perehovsky said at the time. “To see the poor dog in such obvious distress jumping up at the car as it drives away it just heartbreaking.”
Snoop immediately had a lot of fans at the RSPCA, including the regional manager Rachel Butler who asked “How could anyone heartlessly abandon him?”
Spent the afternoon with the famous Snoop, the dog who has touched millions of hearts around the world this Christmas after he was cruelly dumped in Stoke-on-Trent. He is such a loving dog! How could anyone heartlessly abandon him? ???? @RSPCA_official is still investigating. pic.twitter.com/J9r3yryHQQ
— Rachel Butler ???????????? RSPCA Press Team (@RachRSPCA) December 28, 2018
Thanks to the media attention of Snoop’s story, he has been inundated with offers from people wanting to adopt him.
According to the RSPCA, he is not yet ready to be adopted, but hopefully will be soon when the investigation is over and he has been assessed for his best living environment.
Have just been looking at all the media coverage Snoop has had these last couple of days and it is phenomenal. His story has gone as far and wide as USA, Russia and India! Thank you everybody for sharing @RSPCA_official appeal. For now, our famous Snoop is enjoying a snooze ❤️ pic.twitter.com/qM6Ip7iQ0q
— Rachel Butler ???????????? RSPCA Press Team (@RachRSPCA) December 27, 2018
It should come as no surprise that the rapper (and human) Snoop Dogg is a big fan of pooches. When he heard about the story, he was quick to offer a home to his namesake.
“There is always room for another dog in Casa de Snoop,” he reportedly told UK tabloid The Daily Star.
“If he really needed a home then he has one with us… But I don’t think there is going to be any shortage of loving homes after all the exposure he has got.”
An RSPCA spokesperson told the Huffington Post UK that Snoop (the dog) is due to move to a rehoming centre this week, then formal applications will start.
“We are so grateful to all the millions of people who has shared his story across the world,” they said.
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