Everything happens for a reason and that’s exactly why a dog who no one wanted was dumped in a place where his evil owner thought he would be left for dead.
Sabrina Plannerer of Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil is the owner of a Shell gas station that went under construction for renovation about two years ago. When she and her partner discovered a dog who had been abandoned on the site by his former owners, she was heartbroken by how terrified he was to leave and knew she had to help the dog she named Negão.
“We adopted him immediately and got him all the care animals need,” Plannerer told The Dodo. “We took him to the vet to get vaccinated and de-wormed. We bought him food, a dog house, and a leash to take him on walks.”
Negão gastando todo seu adiantamento salarial com acessórios da moda ? Esse Dog tem muito estilo! #Negao @rayban
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However, Plannerer didn’t just give Negão a new home and family, but a job to go with it. The former stray may not be able to pump any gas, but he now provides entertainment and a smiling face to customers.
“Negão waits for people to arrive, and then goes up to say hello, winning them over with his charms,” Plannerer said to The Dodo. “Customers love him. Some people even bring him toys.”
Now, because the gas station is attended 24/7 by staffers, Negão will always have a human to look out for the dog. The abandoned dog has even become the “poster-pup” for local charity organization Grupo FERA, which pairs up homeless pets with businesses in the area that can provide shelter.
Meu parceiro de todos os dias! ? #Negão #love
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“It’s been sensational, encouraging people to have more respect for animals,” a spokesperson from Grupo FERA said to The Dodo. “And workers enjoy having the companionship of a 4-legged colleague.”
Plannerer now hopes that Negão’s incredible story will inspire other business owners to take in dogs who have nowhere to call home. After all, who can argue that a happy, rescued animal wouldn’t put smiles on customers’ faces?
A fama subiu na cabeça e Negão só quer sombra e água fresca! ???? é muito amor gente ? #Negão
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