Rapper Snoop Dogg has reportedly offered to give a permanent home to the dog who was abandoned by his owner just days before Christmas and shares the same name as the rapper, according to reports.
As hundreds of people offered to adopt Snoop, the rapper also joined in and expressed his desire to take the dog home. The dog was cruelly abandoned at the side of a road by its owner, an act that was caught on CCTV.
The dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier, who was named Snoop by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) staff, reportedly tried to get back inside the vehicle of the owner by jumping up at the window, but the driver of the car did not open the door.
Snoop was abandoned at the corner of Timor Groce and Pacific Road in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent at about 5 pm on December 17. The footage, which was released by the RSPCA, shows a man getting out of a car, tossing a dog bed on the pavement and then leading the white and black Staff before unclipping its lead. The man then runs back to the vehicle and shuts the door.
The rapper, who performed in New York last night to celebrate the start of 2019, while speaking to the Daily Star said that the dog’s fate was “heartbreaking.”
“There is always room for another dog in Casa de Snoop. If he really needed a home, then he has one with us. But I don’t think there is going to be any shortage of loving homes after all the exposure he has got,” the rapper said.
Multiple other celebrities, including BBC presenter Sue Perkins and political journalist Andrew Neil, have also offered to give Snoop a home. ITV presenter Charlotte Hawkins also talked about the dog during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.
Meanwhile RSPCA inspector Natalie Perehovsky said that the dog was in good condition and loves to be stroked. Speaking about the owner, she said: “This is heart-breaking, it’s the way he runs after the owner; he clearly loved who was there. He was obviously distressed.”
“I don’t know what was going through their mind when they did that. It could be the expense, it could be family changes, there’s hundreds of reasons. But there’s places that help people, you can take him to charities or dog homes; there’s no excuse,” the inspector added.