A 3-month-old Chihuahua named Chewy was found injured and alone inside a Las Vegas airport restroom over the weekend and his owner left a heartbreaking note.
According to The Dodo, Chewy’s owner explained what drove her to abandon Chewy and her reason was absolutely devastating.
The heartbreaking note read: “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.”
Thankfully, Chewy wasn’t alone for long and a good samaritan brought him to Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue. President and founder Linda Gilliam took Chewy into her care and told The Dodo, “My heart dropped to my knees. I didn’t hesitate to accept him and instructed my foster to immediately get him to an ER.”
While the whereabouts of Chewy’s former owner are unknown, Gilliam hopes that by sharing their story, it will help other people with pets in abusive situations. Gilliam explains that if escaped with a pet isn’t possible, local animal rescue groups can provide care for them in the meantime so they can survive.
“This is a very overlooked issue as a whole,” Gilliam said. “We also wanted to try and get the message to Chewy’s mom that she did a brave thing and that he is safe and will have a great life.”
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Puppy Left In Airport Bathroom With Heartbreaking Note From Owner is an article from: LifeDaily