Boy, 12, leaves his beloved pit bull puppy outside a shelter with a heartbreaking letter explaining that he must give the animal away to save it from his offending father
- Pit bull puppy was left outside of a Mexican shelter with a note written by the owner – a 12 year old boy
- The boy claimed he had no choice but to give the dog away because his father was abusing him
- The shelter shared photos of the heartbreaking letter online and was quickly flooded with requests from people who wanted to adopt the puppy
A pitbull puppy has been left outside of a Mexican sanctuary along with a heartbreaking letter written by the 12-year-old owner of the animal.
The dog was dropped off at Refugio Xollin in Michoacan state on February 13, with the letter from the young owner explaining why the dog could no longer be kept under their care.
“My name is Andrés and I am 12 years old,” the letter said. ‘My mother and I decided to leave my dog in your hands and hide it from my father because he is considering selling it. But he abuses and kicks him.
The letter went on: ‘One day he kicked him so hard that he hurt his tail. I hope you can help him and take care of him. I left him a stuffed animal so he won’t forget me. “
The shelter shared the sad message on Facebook, along with cute pictures of the pit bull puppy, which quickly became viral.
A cute pit bull was left outside a Mexican shelter on February 13, along with a letter from the young owner explaining why the puppy should be given away
More than 300 people have asked to adopt the cute animal – that Rene has been named
More than 300 people asked to adopt the cute animal – named Rene – in the days after the post was posted.
The requests come from all over the country, according to CNN.
It seems that the asylum has not yet chosen owner Rene, who is still in their care.
The puppy has been dewormed and seen by a veterinarian and is ready for adoption.
But although only one happy Rene family can welcome into their home, the shelter reminds people of 120 other puppies that need to be adopted.
“If everyone would open his heart and his house like this little dog, they would have adopted all our dogs from the shelter,” the shelter said on Facebook.
Rene has been dewormed and seen by a veterinarian and is ready for adoption