On Tuesday, a shocking photo of an alarmingly thin Doberman named Duchess was posted to the Facebook page 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida. Readers were horrified. According to NBC 6, it was shared more than 2,500 times and swept past 3,000 comments in a matter of hours.
Animal lovers didn’t just gawk and wring their hands, however. They acted. They went to the house.
“The first thing that went through my mind was that something had to be done,” said Mary Hagopian, who was among the dozens of advocates who showed up, according to NBC 6.