A Dog Was Found Wandering Around With A Heartbreaking Note Attached To Her Collar

January 27, 2023

A dog in Tennessee was found with a heartbreaking note attached to her collar.

dog rescue note
Credit: McKamey Animal Center / Facebook

The note read:

"My name is Lilo. Please love me. My mom can't keep me and is homeless with 2 kids. She tried her best but can't get help. I cost too much for her. She really loves me & I'm a great dog & love to be loved on. Please don't abuse me."

A Good Samaritan found Lilo wandering around alone with her leash still attached to her collar.

On Tuesday, the dog was taken to McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga.

dog rescue note
Credit: McKamey Animal Center / Facebook

The animal shelter posted photos of Lilo and a message to the owner on social media, letting her know the dog was in good hands.

"We are so sorry that you had to make the decision to leave her behind. We know many folks are struggling to care for their pets right now. We know how hard it must be to give up an animal you so clearly loved because you can’t provide the care she needs. We understand.


We want you to know she is safe, and we will take the very best care of her. She will be loved by our staff and volunteers, we will keep her name, and we promise you we will do our best to find her a wonderful new home. But if you are reading this, we hope you will come forward to reclaim her. We will help you with whatever you need to care for her, to the best of our ability. Lilo definitely misses you, and we would like nothing more than to see her go back to the family she loves. Either way, please know that we understand, we will not judge, and we are here to help in any way we can."

On Wednesday, the shelter posted an incredible update: the owner had been found and reunited with Lilo.

dog note rescue
Credit: McKamey Animal Center / Facebook

"While we can't share a lot of the details with you yet, we are actively working with the family to set them up with a safe haven, shelter, and resources to stay together and tackle homelessness," the shelter said in a statement.

"We are thankful for everyone who has advocated for the family, and shared our post. We are amazed at the outpouring of support. It truly takes a community, and you all have certainly shown us how powerful ours is - thank you so much."

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