Stories about abandoned dogs are more often heartbreaking. And sometimes they leave us thinking about what kind of people are they to leave someone who loves them unconditionally and alone.
However, most of the times, we forget that these people have enough reasons why they abandoned the dogs. Maybe, it is not as easy as we think it is for them to do this. Just like the story of Chewy.
Chewy is a 3-month-old miniature male Chihuahua. It was found abandoned in an airport bathroom in Las Vegas with injuries on his head.
Found beside Chewy is a handwritten note. It was written in a dog’s point of view by Chewy’s owner.
The note clearly explained why Chewy was alone. It also revealed that Chewy’s furmom was a victim of domestic violence and was in an abusive relationship.
She took Chewy with her as she ran away from her abusive partner. But unfortunately, she did not have enough money to pay for Chewy’s airfare that is why she left Chewy with a note.
The note stated:
“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.”
It shows that Chewy was really loved by its mom. If only she had enough money and is not in a dangerous situation, she would have taken Chewy with her.
However, Chewy’s previous owner also knows that her current situation isn’t favorable for Chewy. And she just did what she thinks is best for the dog.
A rescue group named Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue (CMDR) took Chewy for a while. They got Chewy checked and treated its physical and emotional wounds.
Chewy’s heartbreaking story went viral and there was an overwhelming number of people who wants to adopt Chewy. Donations were also given so that Chewy and its furmom will be reunited.
Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue posted on their Facebook page that Chewy will be available for adoption in four weeks if no contact was made by its Mom. They are also not accepting any more adoption applications due to numerous requests.
“We will absolutely reunite should she come forward and wants him and is in the position to care for him safely. Her safety is a major concern and she may not be able to risk coming forward and CMDR asks that you respect her decision as it is hers and hers alone to make.”, they added.
Wondering how is Chewy now? Check out the video below.
Video by: This Dog’s Life