When a person leaves their animal behind, it is always heartbreaking. It is your duty to properly surrender your pet to a shelter or find them a new home even if you are unable to care for them any longer. One tragic viral image, however, depicts a small dog that has been abandoned and left chained to a fire hydrant by her previous owner. The dog is now, thankfully, in capable care. Baby Girl, a tan mixed-breed puppy, was abandoned chained to a fire hydrant in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A statement stating that the owners could no longer care for the dog was found with it, along with a backpack containing all of the dog’s food, treats, and toys, according to WFRV Local 5.
Although it is obvious that the owners had their justifications and believed they were acting responsibly, this did not lessen the shock for Kyle Rose Engelhardt, a local lady who found the puppy and posted about it on Facebook.
“Cannot believe someone could do this,” she added, asking whether anybody knew the abandoned dog. She claimed that seeing Baby Girl in this condition shattered her heart. Baby Girl was taken to the Wisconsin Humane Society by Kylie after she phoned the police, and they say she is now “doing wonderful” while being held as a stray.
Although many people were outraged by the tale and felt that this wasn’t the best way to part with a dog, the Humane Society was more sympathetic and wrote to the owners in a Facebook post:
First and foremost, we are so sorry you had to part with your best friend. It’s evident just how much you loved her and we can see you did your best while struggling with your own medical complications and challenges of life. We see your love in the bag you carefully packed with all of her favorite things. We see your love in the way you secured her leash so she wouldn’t get hit by a car. We see your love in the way you placed her in the middle of a neighborhood where she’d be quickly found. We see your love in how happy and healthy Baby Girl looks. And we see your love in the note you left, pleading for someone to help her when you no longer could.
The Humane Society told the owners they were eventually “grateful for your kindness,” despite the fact that they enable anonymous surrenders and won’t let surrender fees “be a barrier”
They said that Baby Girl is now the center of the staff’s attention and that she has a “promising future ahead of her.” We can only imagine how devastated and perplexed Baby Girl felt after being abandoned in that way. However, it is clear that the owners were unable to care for her any longer, and everything turned out alright in the end.
We’re hoping Baby Girl is doing well and quickly settles into a better home.