Dog Steals Book on ‘Abandonment’ and Receives the Ultimate Gift of Love

It’s not every day that you see something like this, and it certainly sends a powerful message that melts your heart.

Stray dogs are a genuine issue for many places in the world. Unfortunately, many areas still lack resources to spay/neuter dogs and cats before their numbers multiply and this can cause an unwanted pet problem.

One stray was brave enough to run into a bookshop and steal something, but the ending isn’t what you’d expect.

Instead of being disciplined for his misdeeds, this unlikely shoplifter is being given more love and attention than ever before.

Last year, a stray dog was caught on camera sneaking into the Feevale University bookshop in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil. After managing to get past the front desk, the pup can be seen grabbing a book in its mouth and trotting out of the store.

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

But it wasn’t just any book – it was a book entitled “The Days of Abandonment”; a pretty relatable topic for stray animals.

Before the dog had a chance to read the pages, however, one of the campus students retrieved the book and gave it to the astonished cashier who was working the front desk.

The bookshop staff was so tickled by the sneaky dog, they posted a video of the heist to Facebook where it later went viral.

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog.”

As fate would have it, a group of local animal rescuers saw the video, stopped by the bookshop, and checked the dog into their care.

The dog was given a bath, vaccinations, and a foster home following its rescue.

If anything, this dog deserves a chance at life. Without having to steal books from a bookstore. In fact, every dog deserves a chance at life. If you have the opportunity to provide a safe loving home for an animal, please rescue one, or adopt from a shelter.

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”