Stray dog hugging teddy bear photo goes viral

Photo credit: Yvette Holzbach / 'Forgotten Dogs Of The Fifth Ward'.

- We are going to show you a heartbreaking photo that has gone viral on social media -- and triggered a bit of controversy.

This is the picture. A sadder-than-sad stray dog who has found a tiny bit of snuggling up to a forsaken teddy bear.

The picture was taken by a Houston woman named Yvette Holzbach with the group 'Forgotten Dogs Of The Fifth Ward'.

When she posted it on her Facebook page, there was criticism.

This dog was posted on my personal page and it sparked a lot of debate. I know that one of the first things someone is...

Posted by Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project on Monday, March 21, 2016

"Why didn't you rescue the dog?"

This is her explanation: "We can feed up to 50 stray dogs [daily]. Of those 50 dogs we are lucky if we are able to save one because...there are not enough foster homes."

"[To] understand what we are faced with we welcome you to do a ride along with us. You will be astounded at how many homeless dogs there are."

That is as true in Southern California - as it is in Houston.

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