Cinnamon the pit bull was found crying at a shelter in Charlotte by Sarah Sleime, a volunteer for the Greater Charlotte SPCA. Sarah noticed the female pit bull while walking up and down the kennels at the shelter waiting to pick some other dogs up to offer for adoption. Cinnamon caught Sarah’s attention right away.
Sarah mentions that Cinnamon “was very humanlike — slumped over and very solemn”. She also explained that Cinnamon was not being picked up for adoption by the Greater Charlotte SPCA this time around because of a lack of foster homes for big dogs. The volunteer started talking to Cinnamon and Cinnamon appreciated it so much that her eyes were filled with tears.
Sarah explains that it looked like Cinnamon had had several litters in the past and one just recently. However, her puppies were not in that shelter with her. She also noticed that Cinnamon was considerably overweight. Sarah made Cinnamon a video that went viral on Facebook right away and it got her many potential foster homes. Meghan Shelton, Sarah’s friend, went to visit the sad pit bull the day after the video was posted.
“I have a special place in my heart for pit bulls”, Shelton explains. “I think they’re a very misunderstood dog and a misunderstood breed. And when I saw her in that video, literally crying in a cage, I cried. My kids cried. I showed my husband, and he said we could go look at her tomorrow.”
It was Megan and her family who gave Cinnamon, now known as Rosie, her forever home. Check out right below the pictures of this very sad pit bull and how she was the luckiest dog to find a loving and caring family.