It’s a really horrible thing to watch an animal that has been betrayed and hurt by those he trusts most in the world.
Unfortunately, every day there is animal neglect and cruelty all over the world, and thousands are dumped in shelters waiting for someone to give them the second chance they deserve in life. One such shelter is the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control (CMACC) in North Carolina, which Sarah Sleime frequently visits as a volunteer. As a result, she has seen dismissive, broken animals waiting for their home forever.
But even when she met Cinnamon, a Pit Bull who looked for tears in her eyes whenever Sarah passed by, she was rocked to her very core.
However, what she would learn about the past of Cinnamon would push her over the edge… It turned out that Cinnamon was seven years old, and it seemed as if she had been used as a breeding dog by her former owners.
In a post on Facebook, Sarah said: “Someone dumped this poor mama at the shelter, minus her babies. Every time I stopped to talk to her and say I was sorry her eyes would fill with tears (check out reaction at -:13). Heartbreaking!!”
Sarah soon made the decision that she had to do something, so she uploaded a video on Cinnamon in the hope of raising awareness of her plight.
Shortly after her video was uploaded it became a viral hit. Tons of people wanted to adopt Cinnamon, and there was no end to the people wishing her well.
Sarah was especially happy when a friend of hers revealed that she wanted to give the dog her forever home.
Megan Shelton told local news “I have a special place in my heart for pit bulls. I think they’re a very misunderstood dog and a misunderstood breed.
“And when I saw her in that video, literally crying in a cage, I cried. My kids cried. I showed my husband, and he said we could go look at her tomorrow.”
Cinnamon took no time at all in becoming pals with Megan. In fact, her tail wouldn’t stop wagging when they met.
Sarah caught the event on camera and uploaded that, too, to her Facebook. Gone were Cinnamon’s tears, replaced by excitement that couldn’t be controlled.
The Shelton family already had a three-year-old Pit Bull named Blu, and so the only obstacle left was seeing if the two dogs would be able to accept one another and co-exist.
To tie a pretty bow on the whole situation, Blu and Cinnamon – who the Sheltons would later name Rosie – got on like a house on fire. Rosie got a loving family, and the Sheltons were gifted a special dog indeed.