Last Updated on August 2, 2022 by Pets Feed
When the operation is complete, Dennis takes the dog in his arms and holds him like a baby to comfort him. The video shows Dennis calming down a dog named Meesha, showering her with kisses and sweet nothings after she was neutered.
Life can be scary when you’re a dog growing up in a shelter. It can be even scarier when you’ve just been anesthetized by a team of humans with sharp tools, but it’s after the surgery that Dennis Moises comes in, the man comforting the dogs like babies when they get wake up from surgery.
Dennis is a surgical assistant at BARCS Animal Shelter, in Baltimore, Maryland, this man comforts dogs after surgery. Once the operation is complete, he takes the dog in his arms and holds him like a baby to comfort him.
A video posted to Facebook by BARCS Animal Shelter shows Dennis calming down a dog named Meesha, showering her with kisses and sweet nothings after she was neutered.
“I was whispering to him, singing to him exactly,” Dennis said. “If you’ve ever had surgery, you wake up and don’t know where you are,” he said. “It’s a scary thing even for dogs and cats, especially being at the shelter and being so young.”
A vet consoles a dog to comfort them after an operation
In the video, Meesha screams in confusion as she wakes up from anesthesia, so Dennis holds her close and sings softly to her. When asked what song he chose to sing to Meesha, he answered The Dodo “Ten Little Froggies”, which is like a children’s song, he used to sing it to his sister.
Although Dennis doesn’t know where Meesha is from, all he cares about is comforting all the dogs that pass through the operating room every day, not knowing their story. He ensures that canine surgeries are performed safely and that every dog is comfortable.
Dennis says Meesha may have been found as a stray or left at the shelter by her previous owner, but regardless of her story in the past, she has now been adopted and is happily in her forever home.
We hope that more people will be encouraged to visit a shelter and adopt one of these dogs who, although we often don’t know their past, need a family that gives them love and a home to still.