A video of a pitbull terrier mix called Electra has emerged online, showing the poor thing being left at a dog shelter in California. The footage has been watched by nearly 330,000 people – most of whom have been reduced to tears.
The tragic expression on Electra’s face went viral after it was shared on Facebook by animal activist Lolys Menchaka. In the clip you see the poor dog in a emotional state, after the animal realises her owners have left her and are not coming back.
Lolys wrote: “Electra represents the face of sadness and reality in the shelters.
“Sometimes I would like to understand owners surrendering their animals.
“I don’t like to judge them but when you see how the dogs come to the receiving department with their happy faces and they stand all proud I just can’t understand..”
One commenter wrote: “Her sad eyes made my heart hurt”.
Another one said: “This kills me. Those eyes. She’s so scared. The wagging tail. She’s still wants to give love. Dogs are so selfless.”
This story has a happy ending though, as Electra was spotted by someone on social media who fell in love with the dog instantly and adopted her.