The citizens of Peru recently suffered from a major drought in the country. Many people lost their lives, while thousands were forced to abandon their homes due to the lack of drinking water. The homeless animals living on the streets faced an equally bleak time for months.

 

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In this video taken in the city of Lima, the capital of Peru, we see a desperate homeless dog begging for water on an unbearably hot day. Due to the debilitating water scarcity, all the open sources of water in the city are gone, and the ones remaining are contaminated with mud. After being thirsty for days, this helpless dog is forced to pick up a discarded bucket and venture out on the streets for help.

 

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We see that a kind resident has already poured some water in the bucket, but the dog hopes that he would tour the area and collect some more for future use. One of the onlookers pets the struggling dog and tries to get him to release the bucket, but the poor creature refuses to let go of his makeshift water bowl.

 

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This video tugs at our heartstrings so hard. While this dog’s misery and insecurity is quite evident, the bitter truth is that millions of homeless dogs go through similar torture for food and water every single day. Let’s do our bit and keep an eye out for the street animals suffering around us.

Click the video below to watch the thirsty homeless dog wandering the streets and begging for water.