Shelter Worker Curls Up With Dog After Surgery

Prissy the dog needed some comfort after being spayed, and a shelter worker was able to help.

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A hug helps in a time of need. Via  Conway Area Humane Society/Facebook
A hug helps in a time of need. Via Conway Area Humane Society/Facebook

Abandoned with her puppies in a junkyard, Prissy the mix-breed dog was in a tough spot. She and her three pups were rescued, luckily, but she had to go through a bit more pain before being ready for adoption. Luckily, she had a friend to help.

Prissy was comforted after spay surgery by a shelter worker at the Conway Area Humane Society in New Hampshire, a viral video shared on Facebook shows. Executive Director Virginia Moore talked to ABC News about the moment of kindness between the dog and person caught on tape.
 

Prissy recovering from surgeryMoments like this are a regular sight at the shelter, however, catching them on camera is rare. The staff usually run when a camera comes out! Sorry, Chrissy, I had to show it.

Posted by Conway Area Humane Society on Friday, July 15, 2016

 
“Chrissy [Ireland], our kennel supervisor, didn’t want her to wake up alone,” Moore told ABC News.

Ireland didn’t know her coworker was filming. She said she was simply doing her job.

Recovering from surgery can be scary. Ireland seemed to sense this from the dog, who needed comfort.

“I saw [Prissy] and she was all shaky and she didn’t feel good,” Ireland told the news outlet. “It made me feel so sad for her. So I just found myself laying on the floor with her and kissing her and loving her.”

This shelter worker knew exactly how to help a dog waking from anesthesia. Via  Conway Area Humane Society/Facebook

This shelter worker knew exactly how to help a dog waking from anesthesia. Via Conway Area Humane Society/Facebook

“Coming out of anesthesia and you’re behind walls and you’re behind a gate; it’s just scary,” she went on to say. “I know if I was getting fixed and I woke up in a kennel, I’d be scared.”

Ireland said Prissy would be be great in any home and in any situation. She’s clearly a loving pet who would make any family complete.

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