These heartbreaking images went viral when posted online and gave the little dog another chance at a happy life.
This adorable Chihuahua is enough to melt anyone’s heart – and he became a viral star when he shared his photographs online.
The beautiful heartbreakingpup snapped as he seemed to pray for help. His front paws pressed together in a ‘begging’ gesticulation.
And he could well have been because the little might was stranded in a high-kill dog shelter where no new home meant certain death.
Luckily, when photographer John Hwang got involved, the pup became famous fast.
John wrote an emotional and poetic post about the pup, in the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter, California, on Facebook and shared the black and white pictures which showed the puppy in his cutest pose:
Canine: They found the dog alone in a car park and brought into the high-kill shelter ( Image: John Hwang)
“He stood on his hind legs
and clasped his front paws together.
Up and down, up and down, he shook his paws
towards anyone that came by,
as if pleading, begging
Viral: When John shared the pictures online, hundreds fell for the little pup ( Image: John Hwang)
for his freedom.
In his concrete confinement.
He paced back and forth restlessly.
He squeezed his face through the fence,
taking in a deep breath.
Of the vibrant world.
he can no longer be a part of.”
Hope: The pup is now guaranteed a new home as people have been messaging asking for him to be theirs ( Image: John Hwang)
John’s friend Rose Gallardo helped an animal control officer to rescue the dog from a McDonald’s parking lot in Los Angeles and told John about him.
“I want to adopt this boy… And, I can give him a great home,” one woman wrote on Facebook. “I was so sleepless [worrying] about him at the shelter.”