Crying pit bull with 'humanlike' emotions showed unbearable sadness at being abandoned

Junie Sihlangu
Aug 29, 2018
03:41 P.M.

An animal shelter called the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control in North Carolina was given an abandoned pit bull. One of the volunteers, Sarah Sleime visited the dog while it was in its cage.


She recorded what looked like the pit bull was crying as it sat slumped in the cage. Its human-like emotions prompted the volunteer to try and find a home for the sad dog.

While Sarah Sleime, an animal shelter volunteer at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control (CMACC), waited for shelter workers to health check a couple of the dogs she walked up and down the kennels.

That’s when she spotted a pit bull they named Cinnamon who sat slumped over and very solemn. The volunteer bent over to talk to the sad animal.


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Sleime could see that the 7-year-old dog had recently had a litter of puppies that weren’t with her now.

As she spoke to the pit bull, the dog’s eyes watered with what looked like tears. The dog was clearly upset and also appeared obese.

“[The shelter workers] believe she was confined and used as a breeding machine,” Sleime said. “She’s obviously had many, many litters.”


Unfortunately, the Greater Charlotte SPCA wasn’t able to find the pit bull a new owner because of a lack of foster homes. So Sleime shot a video of Cinnamon and posted it on Facebook with an explanation.

She received many messages from people who wanted to adopt the dog but her friend, Meghan Shelton, was the one who eventually adopted Cinnamon. When the pit bull met the family, it was an instant mutual love.


They took her home and renamed her Rosie. The newly adopted pet wasn’t going to be the only dog in the family as they had another male pit bull named Blu.

From the moment they met, they hit it off. Rosie was taken for walks by Shelton’s children and their friends love the pet that makes snorting pig sounds when she’s excited.

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