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Hoax – Save Abandoned Dog By Sharing His Photo

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

Message circulating on Facebook claims that you can help save the life of an abandoned dog just by liking and sharing his picture on Facebook. According to the message, Mark Zuckerburg has agreed to donate $1 for every five likes.

Brief Analysis

The message is just an absurd hoax. Sharing or liking the picture will do nothing whatsoever to help the pictured animal. Any message that claims that Facebook will donate money to help a sick child or animal in exchange for liking or sharing a photograph is certain to be a hoax.

Example

Facebook Share to Help Dog Hoax

The Owners Of This Left Him In The House After They Moved Out . The Hospital Wants To Put Him To Sleep (KILL HIM) Because They Cannot Afford To Pay The Hospital Bill When Its Cheaper To Kill Him.

They Made An Agreement With Zuckerburg & The #StopAnimalAbuseCampaign …

LIKE/SHARE this photo around … Every 5 LIKES = $1 … !

Hurry !!! We Need To Get This Photo 454563456435256 LIKES . PLEASE, LIKE & SHARE IF YOUR AGAINST ANIMAL ABUSE! :'(

 

Detailed Analysis

According to this message, which is currently circulating on Facebook, you can help save the life of an abandoned dog just by liking and sharing his photograph on the network.

The message claims that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg along with the “StopAnimalAbuseCampaign” have agreed to donate $1 for every five “likes” that the picture receives. Supposedly, the dog will be put to sleep by the animal hospital caring for him if the “like” campaign does not quickly raise money for his treatment.

However, the claims in the message are utter nonsense. Liking or sharing the photograph will do nothing whatsoever to help this animal.
The message is just one more sorry incarnation in a long series of disgusting hoaxes that claim that you can help a sick child or animal just by liking or sharing a message. All such hoaxes make the absurd claim that Facebook or another company will donate money based on how many times a message or picture is shared or liked.

Those who create such hoaxes do so for no other reason than to collect likes. Please do not play into the hands of these people by liking or sharing their material. Instead, report the image to Facebook.

Please do NOT comment on the photo or the wall where the photo has been posted, as this gives the hoax more unwarranted exposure because it puts the offending photo on to the news feeds/tickers of your Facebook friends.

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer