A dog who has spent most of his life in a shelter finally got the chance he’s been waiting for. A video posted on TikTok changed everything.
Liam, a Great Dane cross, was one of those many shelter dogs who see visitors pass by without really being interested in them. Fortunately, the situation has changed for him thanks to a video, reported The Gadsden Times.
Taken in as a stray dog, he had been looked after by Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Centeran association based in Gadsden in the state of Alabama (southern United States). Liam lived there for 500 days before seeing his wish come true, that of finally having a family.
A short sequence published on the account TikTok of the shelter has accelerated things for the canine, who until then only knew expectation and disappointment. A video quickly became viral, with more than 1.7 million views on the counter.
Particularly touching, we see Liam return sadly to his cubicle after yet another inconclusive visit. ” I guess I’ll spend another night alone “, can we read in the caption. We also learn that he gets along well with his congeners, but not with cats or other animals.
Liam has spent almost 500 days with us. he gets along with other dogs but no cats or livestock. #longterm #animalshelter #dog #rescuedog #mixedbreed
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Another video, posted 3 days later on this same account, shows Liam in the arms of his new owner, who came to pick him up at the shelter. It has, in fact, been adopted.
Reply to @hsprac_gadsden Happy Tails Liam! it’s bittersweet because we’ll miss you but we know you’re about to live your best life yet #adoptionrocks #shelterdog
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“I would have traveled hundreds of kilometers to have the chance to adopt him”
His teacher Cindy Davis didn’t think long. This resident of Chattanooga in neighboring Tennessee says that after seeing the video TikTokShe is “Immediately went to the shelter’s website and [a] asked to adopt “.
” I would have traveled hundreds of kilometers to have the chance to adopt him “, she continues. Cindy Davis and Liam had a first meeting, punctuated in particular by a short walk and games, and the agreement was almost instantaneous.
Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center / TikTok
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” He was jumping, playing nipping, and had a serious case of zoomies. That’s when I said to myself: I adopt it “, she says. Cindy Davis is happy with her choice, especially since Liam quickly integrated, as if he had always been part of the family.
She adds that he is afraid of children and men, but that she will work on this. At last, Cindy Davis decided not to give it a new name; it will continue to be called Liam.