WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: A man who found a dead puppy at the side of a road has been praised for trying to find the animal’s owner before burying it with his other loved pets.
He took to a community group on Monday with a photo of the white and black pup and a video of the spot where the dog was found at an intersection in Pacific Haven, in Queensland’s Fraser Coast Region.
“More than happy to deliver if this poor little fella is yours, if not found by this afternoon I will more than likely bury the poor bloke at my place,” he wrote in his post.
More than 100 people left a comment expressing their sadness at the dog’s death, and praised the man who found it for being a “good bloke”.
“Thanks for helping him and trying to find the owner, the world needs more people like you,” one person wrote.
“Thank you for being a decent human being. Never a nice thing to feel obligated to do, you've earned the respect of many for doing it,” another said.
The next day, the man updated the community group with the disappointing news the owner of the dog, named Troop, had not come forward.
“The little bloke’s name is forever marked in stone buried beside other loved family pets,” he wrote, sharing a photo of the pup’s grave.
“Thank you to everyone for the kind words. Give your dog a pat for me and strive to be good to animals they deserve it.”
A huge number of people once again expressed their admiration for the man’s kind act.
“I wish all people could take a leaf out of his book and just be kind. It costs nothing. Time after time social media brings out the worst in people, but when I see what this young fella has done it gives me hope for humanity. You’re a legend mate,” one person wrote.
“I’m a big fan of your humanity mate. A good human being and and a top bloke. Total Respect” someone else said.
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