Shelter Worker Snuggles With Frightened Dog As She Wakes Up After Surgery

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

July 19, 2016

Prissy was living on a hot concrete slab in the Tennessee heat when rescuers took her into the Conway Area Humane Society. She had recently given birth to three puppies, and was scheduled to undergo a routine spay surgery.

Virginia Moore, the shelter’s executive director, told ABC News that Prissy “was having a tough time.” She was coming out of the anesthesia in her kennel, surrounding by barking neighbors in a strange, unfamiliar place. That’s when Kennel Supervisor Chrissy Ireland decided to cuddle up next to the frightened pup and make sure she felt safe. Ireland said:

I saw [Prissy] and she was all shaky and she didn’t feel good. […] 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.

She added that the experience for any shelter dog is “just scary,” and that “I know if I was getting fixed and I woke up in a kennel, I’d be scared.”

prissy and ireland snuggling

Moore says that Ireland just didn’t want Prissy to wake up alone, and it’s that sort of kindness for which many shelter workers and volunteers deserve the utmost respect.

Prissy will be available for adoption once she recovers; Ireland says, “I think she’d be great in any home and in any situation. I would love to see her go with kids so she can be outside playing in a yard and having a good time.”

If you are interested in adopting Prissy, you can contact the Conway Area Humane Society by calling (603) 447-5955 or emailing [email protected] To donate to this wonderful organization, you can visit the website’s donation page.

h/t Carbonated.TV + featured image via Conway Area Humane Society/Facebook

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

July 19, 2016