Brazil police rescue dog becomes internet sensation after making video about himself and his owner while being transported in a container
The dog, belonging to a police officer, was seen on video cowering and attempting to hide as the container of his owner’s belongings, including a dog crate and some food, was transferred in a cargo truck.
‘It is not a big deal,’ said the officer, who posted the video to Facebook on Sunday. ‘There’s nothing like this ever happened to me at all… I’ve always trained my dog to be more aggressive, not to fear any thing.’
The dog has now received more than 1.5 million views on Facebook
After the video went viral with the help of celebrities and social media, the dog was rushed to a veterinary clinic for a check-up and an examination by a specialist.
The police department in Carabobo state said on Monday that the dog has been referred to a shelter after receiving a medical report and his owners have been contacted.
This is not the first time that the police have rescued a lost or unwanted pet on the street.
In October 2007, a police officer in the northern city of San Cristobal rescued a dog from a garbage bin after it had a fit and scratched the officer in his pants.
An official, who described the situation as’very sad’, said that when the officer found the dog, it appeared ‘as if it was suffering from something as a result of hunger’.
The policeman called an ambulance and took the animal to SMAV, where it was treated at the hospital for an ear infection.
An employee of the company told Efe that the dog was rescued by a policeman with the San Cristobal Police Department as part of a routine canine control program.
The police are taking care of the dog while veterinary authorities are examining it to determine whether its story is real
In 2002, a dog, which suffered from the same injury but was smaller than the dog in the latest video, was rescued from a garbage bin that belonged to a motorbike taxi driver, as part of a police’s routine canine control program.
The dog was found after he was locked in the cab’s back and was forced to jump from the second floor when the motorcycle went off the road.