Non-Profit Organization to Filipino Motorists: “Brake for Animals”
A non-profit organization recently made a heartfelt plea to the public after sharing the tragic story of a stray dog that was fatally struck by an SUV.
Preslee’s Home, the organization behind the viral Facebook post, recounted their encounter with the unfortunate canine while walking home.
While on their way home, the members of the organization, came across a stray dog feeding on the side of the road. The dog exhibited signs of fear towards anyone who approached him, possibly stemming from a lack of trust.
Each time a person drew near, the dog would hastily run towards the middle of the road, only returning to safety after a silver SUV had passed by.
According to their account, they attempted to stop the vehicle to redirect the dog to the opposite sidewalk. However, instead of hitting the brakes, the SUV driver ran over the dog right in front of them.
The organization urged all drivers to be responsible on the road, emphasizing that it doesn’t diminish our humanity to be mindful and cautious. They passionately advocated for valuing the lives of animals, highlighting that they too are cherished by God.
This heart-wrenching incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the need to be aware of our surroundings, including the presence of vulnerable animals.
Stray animals, in particular, often find themselves in precarious situations due to their lack of shelter and protection. It is important for drivers to exercise extra caution in areas where strays are commonly found, such as near garbage dumps or in residential neighborhoods.
Here is the full post:
“Habang naglalakad pauwi, nakita namin ang stray dog na ito na kumakain sa gilid ng kalsada. Bawat taong naglalakad ay kinakatakutan nya, siguro dahil walang tiwala. Sa bawat taong papalapit sa kanya, tumatakbo sya papagitna ng kalsada hanggang sa may isang silver na Fortuner na dumaan
Pinilit kong patigilin ang Fortuner para maitaboy ang aso sa kabilang sidewalk, pero imbis na mag preno, sinagasaan niya ito sa mismong harap ko.
Wala akong nagawa para ma save ang buhay nya pakiramdam ko sobrang laki ng failure ko dahil hindi ko siya naisalba.
Gusto ko sana magwala sa gitna ng kalsada, habulin ang Fortuner, kunin ang plaka at pagsalitaan ng hindi maganda ang babaeng nagmamaneho ng sasakyan. Babae ka pa naman!
Pero kahit na ginagawa ang kalsada at hindi sya makakapag maneho ng matulin, nagawa niya pa ring tumakas.
Imagine the pain I felt seeing the wheels of this high end car crush the bones of this poor dog who just wanted to eat without fearing the humans who are passing by. The front wheels crushed his ribs and the rear wheels crushed his head. At bawat butong nababali habang nasasagasaan ng gulong, ay dinig dinig ko na para bang sana ako na lang ang sinagasaan ng babaeng yon
Isang pakiusap sa lahat ng nagmamaneho, please maging responsable din tayo. Hindi lahat ng aso o pusa na nasa kalsada ay may pamilya o owner na nagpakawala sa kanila. Madami sa kanila ay stray at sadyang ipinanganak o itinapon sa lansangan. Sa mga kalsadang makikipot, ginagawa o hindi naman highway, hindi kabawasan sa ating pagkatao kung titingin tayo sa paligid at mag dadahan dahan. The lives of these cats and dogs are also valued by God, kaya sana bigyan din natin ng halaga ang buhay nila.”
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