Chad Olds was a professional musician who is now an animal control officer at Vance County, North Carolina. The forty-year-old man used to go to a lot of places and make music for the world to know. Until now, Chad still carries a guitar with him wherever he goes.
Chad’s chief officer, Frankie Nobles, noticed the man’s guitar and told him to try and perform in front of the rescue animals with a song of his choice. They both had no idea how the dogs would react until Chad went in and played his guitar. The next thing that happened was surprising.
The animals stopped barking and listened to the man in awe. “They suddenly became quiet. It blew my mind,” Chad said. He continued with his little concert while his colleague took a video. After the impromptu show, they uploaded the clip, and it quickly gained a lot of views.
The social media results were overwhelming that they decided to film a second show on the very same day. They shared the video on Vance County Animal Shelter’s page to put a smile on people’s faces. They also wanted to encourage other shelter volunteers to entertain their rescues in any way they can. These animals have feelings, too.
A lot of their staff got themselves involved, and they now take turns in performing for the animals. The accidental performance inspired both Chad and Frankie to make it a habit, and now the mini-concert is now a regular part of the shelter’s enrichment program, which the dogs look forward too.
With the shelter’s new program and with lots of love, toys, and treats, the dogs’ well-being is definitely at its best, and they are sure to be adopted soon.
Indeed, it’s the small things that matter. Check out the video below and be mesmerized!
🎵Vance county animal shelter is adding on to their enrichment program!! Chad Olds, an animal service officer with Vance county played his guitar to a very eager crowd. The adoption room had never been so quiet and at peace. We plan to continue this program so keep watch for more free concerts 🎶 #VCASpets
Posted by Friends of Vance County Animal Shelter on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Video credit: Facebook Friends of Vance County Animal Shelter
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