Woman Sees Photo Of Dog Surrounded By Hungry Vultures And Saves His Life.
A community was stunned to hear the story of an abandoned puppy, who was being circled by a bunch of vicious and hungry vultures.
A Lonely Pit Bull's Survival Story
Rob Brown / Greensboro News And Record
People can be incredibly mean to animals sometimes. Just ask one puppy whose story of being neglected garnered plenty of attention. In no time, an image of a lonely puppy being surrounded by vultures went viral. While the picture was horrifying, no one knew what happened to the poor pit bull. But the vultures were getting awfully close to the pooch. At this point, it seemed like Lilo, the adorable pooch, was a goner.
Lilo's Story / Instagram
Lilo was not what most people think of when they hear the word "pit bull." She wasn't large or loud, and she wasn't vicious either. In fact, she was the total opposite of the stigma that most pit bulls get. But the gentle pup was still neglected. This was obvious by the photo taken of her. She actually looked as though she had lost her will to live, and unfortunately, that's exactly how she felt.
Lilo Had Given Up
Lilo's Story / Instagram
Lilo was approximately eight months old when vultures targeted her. When locals saw this image, they became very concerned because they knew that when vultures circled, their prey would likely lose. But Lilo didn't seem bothered. She just stood there in her kennel made of plastic. She was trembling from the cold. But then, a man took a photo that people assumed would save Lilo's life.
Photographer Couldn't Ignore What He Had Seen
Rob Brown was a Greensboro Local News and Record photographer. Brown first ran into Lilo on Christmas day, and the pit bull wasn't in the holiday spirit. Brown snapped the photo of the vultures surrounding Lilo, and the photo became popular. But Lilo didn't seem to care about her predicament because she had been so neglected. To make things worse, her owners were aware of the situation, but they didn't do anything to help their pit bull, who needed saving from the vultures.
The Vultures Approached
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Lilo didn't seem to care as the vultures got closer and closer. It was almost as if the pooch was giving them the okay to come and get her. She didn't even at bark at the winged creatures. But the vultures seemed to taunt her by dancing around her kennel. One even pecked on one of her ears, but Lilo didn't react. It almost seemed as though the vultures would finally get their prize.
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