He really needed a friend ❤️
Life on the streets is difficult, but a stray dog named Sisu realized that having the comfort of a fluffy purple unicorn would make life a bit less lonely.
Sisu desired the plush toy beyond everything else, even if it meant stealing it.
Sisu broke into a North Carolina Dollar General five times last week, attempting to steal the unicorn toy. But every time he reached for it, a staff would see him, remove the item, and replace it on the shelf. When it became clear that Sisu was not going to give up, the Dollar General employee contacted Duplin County Animal Services for assistance.
“We got a report from our communications center that [Sisu] was at a Dollar General coming in and snatching a unicorn, and he’d done this five times,” Duplin County Animal Services supervisor Joe Newburn told The Dodo. “At some point, they had to shut the door and refuse to allow him in.” When my officer arrived and discovered how badly he desired the unicorn, she bought it.”
Purchasing the toy felt like the appropriate thing to do for Samantha Lane, an animal control officer. “She was simply doing what she does and buying the unicorn,” Newburn explained. “She does it for every animal she comes into contact with.”
Nobody knows why Sisu is enamored with unicorns, but they believe he associates them with his previous home. And now that the 1-year-old dog has his ideal toy, he’s not going to let it go.
“He’s always with that stuff,” stated Newburn. “He only doesn’t tamper with it when it becomes dirty.” But after you wash and clean it, it’s back to being his pal.”
Sisu and his unicorn are on their way to the Lab Rescue of North Carolina, where he will be treated for his hostility against other male dogs. He’ll travel to his forever home after he’s cleared.
“He’s a fantastic dog,” Newburn added. “He enjoys playing and is highly intelligent.” He sits, remains, and shakes hands. He’s quite well-mannered.”
And anyone who is fortunate enough to adopt Sisu will receive two best pals for the price of one.