Woman Gives Up Old Dog To Shelter With A Sad Note Saying Why It Had To Be Done

No one ever wants to think about having to face a situation where they’d have to give up their dog, but there are a few cases where it just has to be done. When someone gets older and can no longer care for the pet whom they love so dearly, it’s the right thing to do.

And one woman knew that. So she sat down and penned a letter to the shelter explaining exactly why this was happening and asking for the very best for her dog, Shell. In the letter, she said:

“I’ve been fighting cancer for a few months and if you’re reading this, I lost my battle. I need for my baby girl to be taken care of in a home… In these days, all I do is worry about what’s going to happen to her. I love this girl, she is my daughter.”

Stray Rescue of St. Louis posted a photo of the dog along with the letter in an effort to find the very best situation for little Shell. And it caught the eye of a local woman when it came across the nightly news.

Shell and the woman bonded instantly, and she filled out the application and was approved to adopt the dog! Shell’s original owner can rest easy knowing her sweet dog found the perfect home and the perfect mom. 🙂

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