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Guy Gets Same Tattoo As His Rescue Dog, People Explain That It’s How Neutered Dogs Are Marked
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Guy Gets Same Tattoo As His Rescue Dog, People Explain That It’s How Neutered Dogs Are Marked

Most of us would do anything for our dogs, going to great lengths to show love to our 4-legged friends. But some are willing to do more than others, and Texas resident Chris Mendiola is here to show us how it’s done.

The 26-year-old decided to show his love and solidarity by getting the same tattoo design as his dog, Bear. When Chris adopted Bear back in 2010, he noticed a small tattoo on his underbelly which sickened the man, knowing that Bear had bounced from home to home and someone had done this to him.

So last year, he decided to get a matching tattoo and shared the post on Facebook, where everyone quickly pointed out something that Chris appeared to have missed. The symbol on Bear’s stomach was an indicator that he was a neutered dog and not a sign of animal abuse, as Chris had first thought. According to the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, it’s a standard procedure to mark neutered pets in animal shelters, so that no one unnecessarily operates on the dogs again.

As the online ridicule ensued, Chris was quick to explain himself. “We talked to our vet about the dog tattoo. I knew what it meant, I knew what I was getting myself into,” he told Buzzfeed. Apparently, Chris knew about the meaning of the symbol all along, except the internet wasn’t too hot on believing his tattoo idea story. Scroll down to read the story for yourself below, and make your own judgment on Chris’s response.

Meet 26-year-old Texas resident Chris Mendiola, who decided to prove his love to his dog, Bear

Mendiola got Bear back in 2010, after the pooch was passed from one household to another

After adoption, Chris soon noticed that the dog had a tattoo on his underbelly and was sickened by it

“It sickens me to know that people actually tattoo their pets”

So last September he decided to get a matching tattoo, as an expression of solidarity

What he seemed not to know is that the tattoo was an indicator that he was neutered and not a sign of animal abuse

As the internet ridicule ensued, Mendiola was quick to defend himself

He said that he knew what the tattoo meant

“We talked to our vet about the tattoo. I knew what it meant” Chris commented

“They can believe and say what they want, but the tattoo is not for them, it’s for me” he added

The internet, however, wasn’t buying it and were quick to point out some inconsistencies in his story

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
4 years ago

Am I the only one wondering why a male dog that has been desexed, has to have a tattoo to stop vets giving it another go???? I would think the lack of big hairy testicles would be suffice. I have an 'entire' black lab.....trust me....you aren't wondering whether he's fixed or not.....them things be right out there...

Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

I tend to agree with you, but a family member of mine recently took a male stray cat to the vet thinking it was female and asking it be spayed. The vet didn't realize he was male until he opened him up. I kept asking if the vet even did a cursory exam to start with. How does that even happen? Even if the balls haven't dropped, it's not difficult to tell the difference between males and females if you have even a basic understanding of what you're looking for. Cats can be a little more complicated than dogs to tell, but still not so different that you can't tell upon examination!

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Vancea Louisa
Community Member
4 years ago

Why troll him? Because he rescued a dog, because he didn't agree to him being abused by previous owners when he though he was abuse? Because he wanted to show solidarity in his own way, not only by saving, feeding and loving the dog but also having the same mark as him? Ok, he didn't know but I don't think that everyone knows about this. It's the first time I find out about this too and I really don't understand the people who laughed at him. How many people would rescue a dog of that kind? Most of them would go to a breeder and buy it. BP should take down this article, there is nothing hilarious or promotable in it, we;re making fun of a person with good intentions.

DeanR
Community Member
4 years ago

I totally agree with you. There are plenty of other sites if you want to look at people getting made fun of, I come on here to get away from it.

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Bored Bear
Community Member
4 years ago

Sh*t happens don't worry bro. Besides not everybody knows what the tattoo means. Just tell your friends its a hamburger with an arrow on top.

Capermom
Community Member
4 years ago

That's cute... (-:

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
4 years ago

Am I the only one wondering why a male dog that has been desexed, has to have a tattoo to stop vets giving it another go???? I would think the lack of big hairy testicles would be suffice. I have an 'entire' black lab.....trust me....you aren't wondering whether he's fixed or not.....them things be right out there...

Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

I tend to agree with you, but a family member of mine recently took a male stray cat to the vet thinking it was female and asking it be spayed. The vet didn't realize he was male until he opened him up. I kept asking if the vet even did a cursory exam to start with. How does that even happen? Even if the balls haven't dropped, it's not difficult to tell the difference between males and females if you have even a basic understanding of what you're looking for. Cats can be a little more complicated than dogs to tell, but still not so different that you can't tell upon examination!

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Vancea Louisa
Community Member
4 years ago

Why troll him? Because he rescued a dog, because he didn't agree to him being abused by previous owners when he though he was abuse? Because he wanted to show solidarity in his own way, not only by saving, feeding and loving the dog but also having the same mark as him? Ok, he didn't know but I don't think that everyone knows about this. It's the first time I find out about this too and I really don't understand the people who laughed at him. How many people would rescue a dog of that kind? Most of them would go to a breeder and buy it. BP should take down this article, there is nothing hilarious or promotable in it, we;re making fun of a person with good intentions.

DeanR
Community Member
4 years ago

I totally agree with you. There are plenty of other sites if you want to look at people getting made fun of, I come on here to get away from it.

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Bored Bear
Community Member
4 years ago

Sh*t happens don't worry bro. Besides not everybody knows what the tattoo means. Just tell your friends its a hamburger with an arrow on top.

Capermom
Community Member
4 years ago

That's cute... (-:

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