Homeless owner writes heartbreaking letter while abandoning beloved dog at animal shelter

The female terrier mix named Sky was found by staff outside the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington on January 2 after being abandoned by her owner


                            Homeless owner writes heartbreaking letter while abandoning beloved dog at animal shelter

An animal shelter in Delaware found an abandoned dog outside one of its facilities with a note along with the pooch that explained that her owner became homeless and could no longer afford to take care of her. The female terrier mix named Sky was found by staff outside the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington on January 2. 

The Delaware News Journal reported that she had a note with her that read: "Please take care of Sky. She is six years old and friendly. I couldn't take care of her. I became homeless and couldn't feed her. She is not sick, just hungry, very friendly. Please find her a home. Please."



 

Kerry Flanagan Bruni, the shelter director, said that Sky is almost 20lbs underweight and currently weighs in at about 30lbs. The Delaware Humane Association is also looking out for donations for Sky specifically. If you wish to donate click on the link and select "restricted donations" and note "Sky's the Limit" in the comments section to make sure that the funds are kept aside for the dog's care.

Flanagan Bruni said: "It appears just to be that she wasn't being fed the proper amount." The shelter director also added that "She's very sweet, very friendly" to both people and dogs and also added that aside from being underweight, "she's doing great".



 

The test results to check if Sky has any possible parasites that are causing her low weight are still yet to come in. The shelter has said that Sky will be held at their facility for several days, at least until January 7, and then fostered till she finds her home. Applications to adopt the pooch have flooded in but they will be on hold till the "stray hold" expires on January 7. 

The assumed owner of the dog, who said in the note that they were currently homeless and did not have a place to stay, could possibly come forward and reclaim Sky if their situation changes.

Flanagan Bruni said: "We would be willing to work with them to reunite them, but it would really depend on the situation and the owner’s circumstances."



 

If reuniting Sky with her owner is not the best option for her at this moment, the person will have to show proof of ownership and also reimburse the shelter for any and all medical care that was provided. They will not, however, be charged a fee to reclaim her.

The director concluded: "Sometimes, the best option is to surrender a pet if you are unable to care for them, which includes a shelter." The shelter posted a status on Facebook with a direct link to the donation page to support Sky's recovery on January 3. As of January 6, more than $1,000 was raised.