A 13-year-old Dachshund was located outside an animal shelter with a heartbreaking note from an elderly couple who said they could no longer afford to care for their sick pet.
The dog, named “Harley” by rescuers, was located tied to a basket Thursday morning close to the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter.
The note left explained that the pup, which has had a skin disease for years, had became sick, was vomiting and had bloody stools.
“We are both seniors, sick with no money. We cannot pay for vet bills, or to put him to sleep. He has never been away from us in all those years, he cannot function without us, please put him to sleep,” stated the note…
Despite the fact that Harley did test positive for noncontagious demodectic mange, his blood work came back good and he was expected to be OK, according to Wisneski.
Wisneski said what Harley’s owners did was an act of kindness and probably saved his life.
“Their last act of kindness was assuring that Harley was going to be safe and have a good life by leaving him in a basket and leaving him with a note. By doing that they almost guaranteed he would be taken care of, and for that we are thankful,” Wisneski said.
Wisneski said she would like Harley to return to his home, however hasn’t been able to identify the owners.
In case they can be found and considered capable of taking care of Harley following a home check, Wisneski said Leave No Paws Behind would pay for Harley’s medical expenses.
If she is unable to find the owners, she would probably begin the process of finding Harley a foster home today!
If Harley should go up for adoption and you would like more information, please contact Leave No Paws Behind at [email protected]