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Sweet moment: Boy reassures rescued pitbull who was covered in cigarette burns that he’s ‘so loved’

Touching moment A Louisiana boy reassures his pitbull rescue dog that he is ‘so loved’ after the pet was taken from his abusive previous owners who left him covered in cigarette burns

  • Neil, a pit bull mix, was taken from an abusive home and sent to a shelter
  • He was adopted in 2022 after the rescue, the Companion Animal Alliance near Baton Rouge, Louisiana offered $15 adoptions to promote animal rescues.
  • According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3.1 million dogs go to shelters each year, but only 2 million are adopted.

Here’s the touching moment a Louisiana boy tells his newly adopted dog he’s safe after the pitbull was rescued from an abusive home.

The moment was filmed by a Baton Rouge mom, who posted it to TikTok in a video that has since been viewed nearly 2 million times.

In the video, the woman’s seven-year-old son could be seen patting her dog on the head and saying, “I know your other owner wasn’t so nice, but we love you.”

The dog, a blonde pit bull mix named Neil, was adopted from the family’s local shelter after he was removed from an abusive home that had left him covered in cigarette burns.

They adopted Neil after the shelter, Companion Animal Alliance, offered adoptions for just $15 to promote animal rescue. The mother said her son saved his pocket money and paid for Neil’s adoption expenses himself.

Neil was rescued from a house where his previous owner put out cigarettes for him

In the short clip, Neil could be seen curled up on a sofa, while the boy knelt in front of him and patted his back.

“We love you so much that we would do anything to keep you safe,” said the boy.

As she stroked him again, Neil’s tail could be seen wagging up and down.

“My son wanted a dog of his own and the shelter was having $15 adoptions,” the woman captioned the video.

‘So we went to the animal shelter! This sweet boy was taken from his owners for abuse.

The mother, who asked to remain anonymous, posted the video on her account called thezoologicalocoobviously a nod to his home full of animals that he shows in his videos.

She said her family already had a couple of dogs, but her son desperately wanted a dog of his own.

“We previously had two other dogs, and my son really wanted one of his own,” she said. news week. ‘He paid for Neil with his own money that he earned.

‘Neil is settling in very well and is part of the family. My son always reminds us that Neil is his dog and takes care of him.’

Neil was adopted for just $15 after his shelter offered the deal to promote animal rescue.

Neil was adopted for just $15 after his shelter offered the deal to promote animal rescue.

The seven-year-old boy paid Neil's adoption fee with money he saved himself

The seven-year-old boy paid Neil’s adoption fee with money he saved himself

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3.1 million dogs go to shelters each year, but only 2 million are adopted.

The mother told Newsweek those numbers motivated her to adopt Neil.

Viewers were equally moved by the video, with many commenting on what $15 bought the family.

“Can you believe you’re going to have years of happiness for what people pay for a Starbucks thank you so much for rescuing,” wrote one.

‘May Cry. He just found a best friend for life and that dog will trust again thanks to your sweet boy! said another.

‘Thank you for adopting! All the shelters are very full and struggling to keep up,” a third commented.