In mid-February, tire repair workers Ozimar Queiroz and Lindomar Queiroz were shocked when they arrived early to work at the tire repair shop located on Estrada do Belmont, North Zone of Porto Velho. That’s because there was an abandoned dog on the side of the road. The docile animal was tiny, had open paws, and couldn’t walk.
Sensitized by the dog’s plight, Ozimar, known as Galego, agreed to take care of the dog until he found someone to adopt him, but 20 days have gone and the dog still doesn’t have a permanent home.
“They tossed him in front of the shop. We arrived in the morning and he was there. We felt terrible for him, we put him here and we are feeding him, but the poor guy is in this predicament there. He doesn’t walk at all, since his two front legs are facing back”, he explains.
Because of its location on the board, the dog was fondly christened Seal, since it cannot move because it has both paws open.
The tire repairmen shift him around a few times during the day, but the dog finally ends up dragging himself in the mud to connect with the only animal company available, a stray cat that wanders about the tire shop.
Lindomar Queiroz told G1 that the dog is docile and in need of veterinary care, but he cannot afford it.
“We named him a seal, because of the way he appears. When we grabbed him, he was quite underweight, but he’s already becoming plump, since we’re feeding him. Due of the rain, he’s all muddy, but we can’t care here”, declares Lindomar.
The abandoning of the dog garnered repercussion on social networks and Foca has already been adopted by a couple from Porto Velho.
The tire repair workers who found the pit bull on the road took care of him for almost three weeks, giving him food and water. They first christened him “Foca” until Michele took him in and changed his name permanently.
“ That was love at first sight . His predicament struck me a lot. Already helpless, much more so, so docile and kind. I fell in love with him,” stated the economics student. “I love him. I have no other term. I love him, very much. Mother’s feeling.”