When you have to run from a situation like abuse, sometimes you have to make hard choices. A lady leaving on a plane from the Las Vegas airport couldn’t afford to take her little puppy with her, and it broke her heart. She did the only thing she could and wrote a handwritten letter and left it with the dog, hoping that a good Samaritan would find it. Little Chewy was loved, and his previous owner was certainly heartbroken to leave him, but she was trying to protect herself and the little Chihuahua.
The note and little Chewy were found and were taken to a nearby rescue shelter. Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue president Linda Gilliam took one look at the sign and the small little fella and were almost brought to tears. “My heart dropped to my knees,” Gilliam told The Dodo. “I didn’t hesitate to accept him and instructed my foster to immediately get him to an ER.”
More Common Than You Think
This is an issue that is more common than many think and there are options out there for people trying to break free of abuse. Gilliam does not know where the original owner went but hopes that the messages through social media reach her, so she knows that Chewy is doing OK. We hope the best for both the owner and little Chewy.
More Info: The Dodo
For information on how you can get help or find a safe place for your pet contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline
UPDATE: Chewy was adopted and is doing very well with his new family!
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