Every year, millions of puppies are either abandoned and found homeless or given away by their owners.
That’s what happened to ‘Chewy’ – the 3-month-old Chihuahua who was found in a bathroom alone and injured in McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. When the police and K-9 units came to investigate, they found a handwritten note alongside Chewy. After reading the note the rescuers believed that this was an act of grace rather than cruelty.
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The owner of ‘Chewy’ the Chihuahua left him alone …
The note said:
“Hi! I’m Chewy! My owner was in an abusive relationship and couldn’t afford me to get on the flight. She didn’t want to leave me with all her heart but she has NO other option. My ex-boyfriend kicked my dog when we were fighting and he has a big knot on his head. He probably needs a vet. I love Chewy sooo much — please love and take care of him.”
In an airport bathroom with a note …
A Good Samaritan rescued and brought Chewy to Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue. President Linda Gillian immediately took him in and saw that he received medical treatment. Like the note said, Chewy had a nasty bump on his head.
“The ER vet checked him out and said there appeared to be no serious trauma,” said Darlene Blair, an administrator at CMDR. “He is doing fine.”
A Good Samaritan rescued him …
Later Chewy received a full examination followed by flu shots and fecal tests at the Town Animal Hospital. He was cleared by the vet and in the coming weeks he will be micro-chipped and will be available for adoption. Blair stated that if the owner is in a safe place, CMDR will take steps to reunite the pair.
Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue (CMDR) started their journey in April 2016 and they specialize in taking care of over the hill dogs and dogs with serious medical issues. As a non-profit organization, they have an incredible record of housing 200 out of 230 dogs they have sheltered.
Now he’s doing great!
The identity and whereabouts of Chewy’s owner – the woman who left Chewy at the airport – is still unknown. The heartbreaking story about Chewy went viral within hours of posting. So, Gillian hopes that this will raise awareness and help both people and pets escape abusive situations.
And looking for a forever home.
Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline, if you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship. You will be provided confidential assistance. If you are in danger, call 911. If you need help in finding a safe haven for pets, contact here.