Boy leaves beloved puppy outside a shelter to SAVE it from his abusive father
Boy, 12, leaves his beloved pit bull puppy outside a shelter with a heartbreaking letter explaining that he has to give away the animal in order to save it from his abusive father
- Pit bull puppy was left outside a Mexican rescue shelter with a note written by its owner - a 12-year-old boy
- The boy claimed he had no choice but to give the canine away as his father was abusing it
- The shelter shared photos of the heartbreaking letter online, and was quickly inundated with requests from people hoping to adopt the pup
A pit bull puppy has been left outside a Mexican rescue shelter along with a heartbreaking letter penned by the animal's 12-year-old owner.
The canine was dropped off at Refugio Xollin in the state of Michoacan on February 13, with the young owner's note explaining in Spanish why the canine could no longer be kept in their care.
'My name is Andrés and I am 12 years old,' the letter reads in English. 'My mom and I decided to leave my dog in your hands, hiding it from my dad because he is thinking about selling him. But he mistreats and kicks him.
The letter continued: 'One day he kicked him so hard that he hurt his tail. I hope you can help and take care of him. I left him a stuffed animal so he won't forget me.'
The shelter shared the sad note to Facebook, along with adorable photos of the pit bull pup, which quickly went viral.
An adorable pit bull was left outside a Mexican rescue shelter on February 13, alongside a letter penned in Spanish by its young owner, who explained why the pup had to be given away
More than 300 people requested to adopt the adorable animal - who has been named Rene
More than 300 people requested to adopt the adorable animal - who has been named Rene - in the days after the post was put up.
The requests have come from all over the country, according to CNN.
It appears the shelter has not yet decided on an owner for Rene, who is still in their care.
The pup has been dewormed and seen by a vet, and is ready for adoption.
But while only one lucky family will get to welcome Rene into their home, the shelter is reminding people they 120 other pups who need to be adopted out.
'If everyone opened their heart and their home like this little dog, they would have adopted all our dogs from the shelter,' the shelter posted on Facebook.
Rene has been dewormed and seen by a vet. He is ready for adoption