The world seems not to run out of stories about dogs that are being abandoned. These are the tales that everyone wishes to stop, as dogs deserve so much better. However, some reasons for leaving a dog behind are quite heartbreaking.
Staffers at the Johnson County Animal Shelter in Indiana are trying to find a new family for a dog that has been abandoned. Animal control services have received a call about a pooch tied to a tree. When the officers retrieve the dog, they also have found a note attached to its collar.
The dog with the letter
The Johnson County Animal Shelter has ended up taking care of the one-year-old German Shepherd, whom they have named Roadie, after she was found. The note in her collar explains that she has been sent out in the world, so she can find a new home.
The note says that Rodie is a spoiled girl. His dad has given her a couch where she can lie; she even has a memory foam bed. The sad part is, Roadie’s owner has lost his job from COVID-19, which has led him to abandon the dog.
A word of advice
Thankfully, Roadie has arrived at the shelter healthy and unharmed. In a Facebook post, the shelter says that Roadie is a social pooch with a lot of puppy-like behavior still left in her. She is always on the move and is enthusiastic to see what is next. Moreover, Roadie has a high prey drive, and she is able to clear the shelter’s grounds of all Canadian Geese.
While Roadie is already safe at the shelter, Michael Delp, one of Johnson County Animal Shelter’s key people, says that there are much safer ways to surrender a pet. He explains that Roadie could have been hit by a vehicle or attacked by larger canines, such as wolves or coyotes. He appeals to people to call their local shelter instead.
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