Another Old Dog Was Abandoned At The Shelter, But This One Had A Note That Nobody Could Ignore

When a senior citizen started to need more help to survive, she had to let go of some of the things she loved about her life. She lost her home and went into a nursing facility. But even that was not the worst of it. By far the hardest thing the senior citizen had to let go of was caring for her beloved pet dog.

Whenever a pet and owner have to separate, it is a sad situation. When an owner loves the pet but can’t care for it because of financial or physical reasons, they have to let go of that connection even though they don’t want to. For this person, the cost of medication and medical care kept rising, so the senior citizen had no choice but to abandon her canine friend at the animal shelter along with a heartbreaking note that you have to read.

Because time was running out for her, she wanted her beloved dog to find a new home. The worst thing that could happen would be for the dog to be stuck in the animal shelter for weeks or months without any love and then end up in line for euthanization.



That’s why this senior citizen wrote a long letter urging the facility to do their best to find her dog a home.

“Dear Stray Rescue, I am writing you ’cause I need you to take my dog, Shell…I’ve been fighting cancer for a few months and if you’re reading this, I lost my battle. I need for my baby girl to be taken care of in a home… In these days, all I do is worry about what’s going to happen to her. I love this girl, she is my daughter.”

Because Stray Rescue in St. Louis, Missouri wanted to answer the letter, they shared the sad words on social media, hoping it would inspire someone to adopt the pup.

“Shell is now with us, safe and sound in our Executive Director Cassady’s office. She is scared, but we will shower her with so much love. If someone has been lonely and would like to give Shell a home, with plenty of patience and understanding, please fill out an application.”

Just two days after Stray Rescue shared their plea, someone came forward and offered Shell a forever home. It was certainly a miracle that no one expected to happen that fast.

The rescue organization wrote on Facebook, “we have a happy ending to Shell’s tragic story.”

A woman saw the news and came running to save Shell from her horrible fate.

“(She) knew it was time for her to adopt after losing her Stray Rescue dog … she just felt so drawn to her.”

The woman went through the necessary steps, paid her dues, and adopted Shell. She took her home the next morning.

“She says Shell is already running the house, and that they are inseparable. We are honored to have fulfilled the final wish of her Mom, who is no longer with us. We promise she will be spoiled for the rest of her life.”