Unfortunately, the world is not always bright and happy. Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions, even when our hearts are breaking. A few days ago, this 12-year-old boy had to make just such a decision.
On February 13, the animal shelter in Xollin found a cute puppy with a letter from a child on the doorstep. The shelter wrote on its Facebook page: ,,Someone left this dog in a box with a stuffed animal and a letter on the shelter’s doorstep. The letter was written by a boy who said that his father beat the dog all the time and wanted to sell it. Desperate, he left it here to save the dog.”.
After telling this story, people from all over the world wanted to help, donate and wanted to adopt the puppy.
The box with the puppy in it:
The shelter has made it a priority to check the puppy’s health. ,,We need to take the dog to the vet to have his tail checked, it looks like it’s broken. We also need to deworm it and do a medical examination on it. This means more costs and more work for us, but fortunately the dog is safe.”
The child’s letter to the puppy.
They know only two informations about the boy who wrote the letter. His name is Andrés and he is 12-year-old.
The letter reads:
,,I am Andrés. I’m 12 years old. My mother and I have decided to bring him to you. All this is happening behind my father’s back. My father thought of selling him. He sadly keeps hitting and kicking the dog. One time he kicked him really hard. His little tail then hurt him. I wish you can help him and care for him. I brought a stuffed animal so he won’t forget me.”
The guard named the dog Rene. They are looking for the right family for the puppy. The choice is huge as they have received more than 300 messages from people who want to adopt this beautiful puppy.
The shelter also said it wants more people to adopt animals, not just when they go viral. There are millions of abused animals in the world and they all need love and a happy family.
,,If you all opened your hearts and homes to everyone, not just this dog, all of our animals at the shelter would have already been adopted twice. Thank you to the small number of people who came to the animal shelter and offered their help to protect other abused or abandoned animals in and around our county.”
What do you think about this story? Did the boy and his mother do the right thing? Let us know in the comments. Consider adopting an animal or donating to an animal shelter. Every penny counts!