A homeless man has lost his world after heartless thieves stole his beloved dog. Now, he is desperately pleading for help...
A homeless man has been left heartbroken this week.
via: Getty ImagesIn one of the most awful acts of cruelty, Nathan has had his little dog Shaggy stolen from him.
He's putting everything on the line...
via: Getty ImagesAnd is willing to give up everything he has to his name to get his beloved dog back.
Homelessness has been on the rise for over a decade.
via: Getty ImagesIt seems as if more and more people are ending up on the streets. With the current economic climate making it harder for people to keep up with their rent, the issue is getting out of hand.
Statistics have shown that this is more than just a national crisis.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report, in 2018, on a given night, there were over 553,000 homeless people in the United States. And that was only on that one night.
However, these reports also disclose that twenty percent of the world's population lacks adequate housing.
via: Getty ImagesThat equates to almost 1.6 billion people.
With these statistics in mind, it's easier to understand that some people may not be as fortunate as us.
via: Getty ImagesAnd it’s easy to brand them as lazy or idle, but when the current job sector is already overflowing with candidates, it becomes a more difficult task trying to get on the ladder.
On August 30, the heartless thieves stole his little dog, Shaggy.
via: FacebookNathan had used a toilet for 2 minutes and when he returned Shaggy was gone.
He ran around desperately pleading for help.
via: FacebookBut, he claims he was ignored by everyone, including a police officer.
Nathan said he made a promise to Shaggy to look after her until the day she died.
via: Getty ImagesAnd would often go without in order to provide for her - ensuring she had top quality food.
Nathan first found Shaggy abandoned in a trash can.
via: Getty ImagesAfter discovering the pooch, Nathan then took her to a vet where he was told she had been badly abused.
Ever since then, the pair have been inseparable...
via: FacebookWherever Nathan goes, Shaggy goes too.
Since she was stolen, Facebook posts have been set up to help him find Shaggy.
via: FacebookAnd, since Nathan's story went viral, the pages have been inundated with messages of support.
Shaggy is all Nathan has.
Nathan is still sat on his bed praying his beloved pooch will return to him.
via: FacebookAnyone with information on Shaggy's whereabouts are encouraged to contact Arthur & Co. Pet Concierge.