Circumstances that can lead to abandoning a pet must be really tough. As hard as it may be to do so and as strong as your attachment to the pet may be, sometimes it’s just better for the pet’s well being, and that’s what one Connecticut resident had to deal with.
The anonymous resident was left homeless and was forced to live in their car for two months. Their dog, rather unwittingly named Fatty McFat, was living in the car with them. The owner could no longer cope to see the dog suffering like that, so they decided to give the dog away. But after reaching out to over 50 organizations, the dog warden and even the police, no one wanted to take Fatty in.
The original owner didn’t know what to do anymore so they decided to leave Fatty under a tree near Litchfield Hills Veterinary Animal Hospital, with a note attached to all of his belongings. Prepare a box of tissues for this next part.
“My name is Fatty McFat. I am aggressive only because I’m scared. My owner loves me very much, I am their life!” the note read. “My human went homeless and found out they have a disease and cannot care for me. Please don’t judge them.”
The note continues:
“They tried to rehome me on many documented attempts. No one cared! Attempted the vet, they did not care! Call police, dog warden, did not care.”
“I know my human loves because they were and are the only one who gave every attempt to save me, love me, and pamper me. It is not fair for me to live in a car which I have been for 2 months and my human cries everyday that they are sorry and love me.
I am very, very overly protective of my human and will bite anyone who comes near them or I feel is a threat. My human went homeless due to my biting.
All my human wants is for me to have a chance to be treated with care, dignity and love me no matter the outcome. My human is heartbroken and very sad it has come to this. No one would help.” the note also read.
Thankfully though, The Simon Foundation stepped up to help out Fatty and he is now in a much better place. No, he’s not dead, don’t worry.
The Simon Foundation agreed to take Fatty in until the owner was able to house him.
“It’s sad when someone has to make this choice,” the foundation wrote on Facebook. “At The Simon Foundation, he’ll receive any needed medical care including neutering and vaccines, and behavior interaction with our trainer to help him become more secure in his new surroundings.”
InspireMore has also reported that Fatty’s owner recently found a full-time job and intends to be reunited with Fatty once they have found. a stable home for him.
The Simon Foundation also adds that Fatty has settled into his new temporary home nicely and can’t wait to be re-united with his owner.