Couple purchases new home and discovers abandoned dog tethered to tree

Molly, a charming and affectionate 10-year-old pit bull, found herself tethered to a tree after her previous owners left her behind.

Reported by The Dodo, Molly had “always been a loyal dog, but, unfortunately, her first family couldn’t reciprocate that same love back.” Consequently, when the property changed hands, both Molly and the family’s cat were excluded from the move. While the cat enjoyed the freedom to roam outdoors, Molly was left to sit and wait, all by herself.

Fortuitously, the young couple who purchased the house agreed to include the animals as part of their property takeover arrangement. Immediately after finalizing the paperwork, they hurried over to check on their newfound furry companions.

In a TikTok video, April Parker, the recent homeowner, approaches Molly, who displays a visibly downcast expression with teary eyes. However, the moment Parker starts to affectionately say, “Baby girl…you’re gonna get a new home,” the pit bull’s demeanor instantly transforms. She brightens up, breaking into a joyful smile and vigorously wagging her tail.

“We are going to make her life so good,” Parker wrote in the video’s caption. “She will never be left all alone tied to a tree.”

@geaux75 The people that sold our house to us left behind their 10yr old dog they had since it was a puppy. I was so stressed we wouldnt get the house and something bad would happeb to her. We are going to maje her life so good. She will never be left all alone tied to a tree. 😭😢@roodytoots ♬ Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) [2018 Remaster] – Kate Bush

The video has garnered over 4 million views, attracting a substantial audience. Numerous individuals commented, expressing their intense anger at witnessing such callous treatment of a dog.

“I’ve had my dog since she was 7 weeks old. She just turned 10 a few days ago. I literally cannot imagine doing this,” one person wrote.”

Another added: “The tears in her eyes…she doesn’t understand why they could just leave her, it breaks my heart. People like that shouldn’t be allowed to be pet owners.”

Following videos depict Parker releasing Molly from her leash and introducing the affectionate pup to her husband, who immediately formed a strong bond with her. It’s evident that this dog was both relieved and overjoyed to become a part of her new family.

Since her rescue, Molly has become a constant companion to her new parents, accompanying them wherever they go.

@geaux75 Replying to @ohitscourtney ♬ Lucky Girl – Carlina

“She’s sticking to our side,” Parker wrote. “She won’t stop following us around. It’s so sweet.”

Parker has established a dedicated TikTok channel that chronicles her new pet’s adventure, appropriately titled “Molly’s New Life.” The channel showcases Molly relishing in indulgent warm baths, a plethora of treats, and affectionate cuddles—the epitome of life’s finer pleasures.

However, what appears to bring Molly the greatest joy is car rides:

@geaux75 Taking Molly to get a treat! Stay tuned!! #mollysnewlife #goodgollymissmolly ♬ original sound – Mollysnewlife 🐾🐕💗

And if you’re curious, the cat is also doing fine, although it continues to show a preference for staying outdoors.

Molly is also part of a family with two indoor cat siblings, who promptly embraced her presence. The video below captures one of them, Joofus, offering comfort to a nervous Molly through affectionate kisses during a thunderstorm.

@geaux75 We had a big storm this morning and Molly was having a hard time. Joofus got on the bed and started comforting her. It was the sweetest thing. They got snuggled up and Molly went to sleep. Animals are amazing. #mollysnewlife #petsarefamily ♬ I Won't Let Go – Rascal Flatts

It appears that Molly has finally found the secure and affectionate home that she rightfully deserves.

Unfortunately, animal abandonment remains a prevalent issue. As reported by The Zebra, nearly 4 million dogs are either surrendered to shelters or abandoned annually. Yet, it remains baffling how humans can display such thoughtless indifference toward these innocent beings, considering the immense happiness they bring.

Thankfully, individuals like the Parkers exist, recognizing that caring for animals like Molly is one of the meaningful and valuable acts in life.

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