A woman suffering from domestic abuse didn't want her puppy to suffer as well, so she left him.
The unidentified woman abandoned her 3-month-old puppy in the bathroom of a Las Vegas airport over the weekend with a painful note.
“Hi! I’m Chewy!” read the note, according to KSNV, a local NBC News affiliate.
“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.”
This note was devastating. Thankfully, the story has a happy ending.
A traveler shortly discovered Chewy and handed him over to a local dog rescue group called Connor & Millie’s Dog Rescue. They revealed the small pup’s story in an effort to find its owner, but haven’t been successful in finding her yet.
The painful note also mentioned injuries. However, Chewy is presently doing well, all thanks to the rescue group.
“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,” said Darlene Blair of Connor & Millie’s Dog Rescue in an interview with KSNV.
Blair added Chewy will be kept in foster care for a couple of weeks to make sure no health issues take place, and then she hopes someone will adopt the small puppy.
“The animal is equally a member [of] 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,” said Lori Nelson, a spokesperson for Noah’s Animal Rescue.
Soon after Chewy’s story went online, he became a superstar, and the group received several requests for adopting the Chihuahua mix.
The group is keeping everyone updated about his journey.
Although the woman has not gotten in touch with the rescue group, she can feel a little relieved now that her pet is doing well.
Sadly, what happened with Chewy is not new. According to reports, on an average, around 1,920 animal abuse or animal cruelty cases are reported in the media each year. Sixty percent of them involved dogs.
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