Lifeline Animal Mission, an animal shelter in Atlanta, wrote a touching open letter to a canine proprietor who left their canine on the rescue.
On August 25, the animal shelter posted “An open letter to Milo’s proprietor” on their Fb web page with a photograph of Milo, the 8-month-old pup, and the word his proprietor left.
Staying true to their identify, Lifeline provided each the proprietor and pup the help they want after discovering out why the proprietor left Milo at their doorstep.
The word reveals that Milo was left simply outdoors one of many shelter’s services on August 17. Within the word, the proprietor additionally explains that they’re homeless and can’t correctly care for the canine.
“Please don’t choose me on this single act alone,” the proprietor wrote.
He continued, “I’m merely a human making an attempt to do what’s greatest for my pet. I’m homeless and can’t fulfill the duties wanted to look after him.”
The proprietor additionally stated he tried re-homing Milo and appeared for a foster residence for him. “That is the one manner. I do know you’ll take him & he’s protected. He’s a sweetheart and really well-mannered and educated.”
Together with this clarification, the proprietor additionally offered essential details about their pup, similar to his identify, age, and vaccination standing.
They even included a few of Milo’s traits and favourite treats. “Loves chew bones, pleasant, tolerant with cats, and effectively educated with different canines.”
In Lifeline’s open letter, they wrote, “We discovered your canine proper the place you left him in an area the place he wouldn’t get hit by a automotive or harmed when wandering freely seeking sanctuary.”
Lifeline defined that the shelter group discovered Milo within the morning and instantly introduced him contained in the constructing the place he waited for his flip for his consumption examination.
The shelter stated that studying the primary few traces of the homeowners word made them consider “the way it should have felt so that you can write that message as you left your beloved behind.”
“What a courageous act of self-sacrifice to danger scorn and judgment whereas making an attempt to do what was greatest for Milo, to ensure that he could be protected, would have the ability to get veterinary care, and would have meals, water, and a roof over his head,” Lifeline wrote.
“Due to your word, we knew Milo’s identify, how previous he’s, that he has been pals with different canines and cats, and that he’s very clearly beloved.”
Lifeline provided to assist Milo go residence to his proprietor saying, “[we] will do every part in our energy to assist him go residence.”
Lifeline requested the proprietor to achieve out to them and stated, “You may be met with compassion and understanding. Milo deserves the protection and safety of a house, and so do you.”
Lifeline used this chance to make clear the numerous hardships that each homeowners and canines undergo. They wrote, “Milo is simply one of many many canines in our care who’ve loving households who’re dealing with powerful selections and are attempting to do what’s greatest for his or her beloved pets.”
Lifeline additionally inspired members of their neighborhood to turn out to be foster dad and mom if they’re able to take action.
In an replace on September 1, Lifeline stated that even after “exhausting each choice at hand”, they sadly haven’t discovered Milo’s proprietor.
Nevertheless, the shelter shared the information that “Milo is now adopted, beloved and in a implausible residence together with his new household.”
Lifeline revealed that an unimaginable household fell head over heels for the pup after they got here to the shelter. They stated, “We hope to get plenty of updates on his journey and we thanks all for being a particular a part of it.”
The open letter was met with overwhelming response from animal lovers on-line. One person wrote, “This was so fantastically written and a tragic actuality. Heartbreaking. Individuals don’t wish to abandon their pets by alternative many occasions— it’s [not] simply monetary hardship however usually folks in abusive conditions don’t need their animals to undergo abuse or don’t have any alternative. I hope and pray for higher circumstances for each Milo and his proprietor.”