Heatwaves are not much fun, especially if you don’t have access to air conditioning. You really have a tough time going outside, and everyday tasks can become dangerous. However, a summer heatwave disproportionately affects younger and older people. If you’re older, the age of pensioners and grandparents, extreme heat can render you completely immobile. The same goes for children, especially those under the age of ten. But, the ones often forgotten during these hot conditions are the animals.
Adolfo Pazzi Ahumada was suffering through one such heatwave in Mexico. But, he desperately needed to get some milk, so he made the uncomfortable trek to his local convenience store in the 104-degree heat. However, when he got to the store, he couldn’t believe his eyes.
“A stray dog was being fed and getting water from the [store] clerk,” he said. “Then I saw they let the dog inside.”
Adolfo asked the clerk if it was his dog, but it wasn’t. It turns out that the dog was a stray, or they suspect someone abandoned the poor pup.
“He has been here the past [few] days. We suspect he was left behind by his owner. He came to us for help,” the clerk explained. “We could only provide him with food, water, and some toys from the store that we paid with our money.”
But, their kindness didn’t end there.
“We let him inside because the temperature outside is really hell-like. We feel bad for him, but he looks happier around the store,” the clerk went on.
The store clerk hopes that a customer who passes through the shop will want to adopt the dog. The pup already gets a lot of attention, so he has a hopeful future.
“I felt bad for what the dog has passed through,” Adolfo said. “But he is now receiving the love he deserves.”
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