A local Las Vegas news station has reported that a three month old puppy had been found abandoned in an Airport bathroom with a note written by its former owner. Your heart will break when you find out what the note said.
KRXI television has reported that a three month old chihuahua puppy has been found inside a restroom at McCarran International Airport, along with a sad note explaining its abandonment.
The dog’s owner was fleeing an abusive marriage and did not want the little puppy to be abused when she left home.
The note said:
“Hi! I’m Chewy! My owner was in an abusive relationship and couldn’t afford me to get on the flight. She didn’t want to leave me with all her heart but she has NO other option. My ex-boyfriend kicked my dog when we were fighting and he has a big knot on his head. He probably needs a vet. I love Chewy sooo much, please love and take care of him.”
Chewy has been placed with a local dog rescue organization. He is doing well, and is being cared for until they can find him a home.
Darlene Blair of the group Connor And Millie’s Dog Rescue says “This one really got to me. You could tell by the way the note was written that the woman was in dire stress and she didn’t want to give him up and she couldn’t take him with her.”
Lori Nelson works with Noah’s Animal House, a shelter for abused women and children that have pets. She said “There’s absolutely an option out there. The animal is equally a member the family as anyone else and it’s vital that when you’re leaving a domestic violence situation that your pet can come with you.”
Noah’s Animal House has been serving Las Vegas for about ten years and has helped more than one thousand pets during that time. They are currently planning to expand their operation to Reno, Nevada as well.
Since KRXI ran this story, people have been leaving comments such as:
“This is really sad. I can imagine how in pain the woman was writing this and leaving that poor pup there.”- Vashti Vashti
“Someone needs to find this person and reunite her with her puppy.”- Rhea O’Brien
“She made a good decision to walk away from domestic violence. most of these cases they’re too scared so that they keep putting up with a violent mother f*cker that beats up women. It seems she’s been through a lot. Returning the puppy would help her and see that there’s hope she will be fine
Starting a new life. It would give her courage.”- Marixa Fonseca
A number of people even asked how they might adopt little Chewy, saying things like:
“Please let me know how the puppy is doing I would be glad to adopt her and give her unconditional love that she needs. I live in California.”- Christina Castelforte
“I would love to adopt the pup. I live in NC. I need a companion and therapy pet too. I am handicapped and am suffering from depression.”- Christie Bullard
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