When the owners of a cute 13-year-old dachshund mix couldn’t or simply didn’t want to take care of him any longer, they placed him in the yard of a random person from Fayetteville, Georgia.
The dog, however, came with a handwritten note attached to its collar that said:
“I hope whoever gets this [will] please take care of my dog. I love her so much, but I don’t have time for her … and I wish I didn’t have to do this, but I have four kids and no time for her.”
The person who left Reese behind couldn’t possibly choose a better property to leave the dog. Why? Because the place belonged to a kind-hearted lady who was determined to help and never thought of ignoring Reese’s plea.
As she couldn’t keep the dog herself, the woman asked the Facebook community to help her find Reese a nice home. The word about the dog with the note spread around and soon the rescuers from Royal Animal Refuge were alerted about it.
“When we heard about it, obviously we were upset,” Mariel Weigand, shelter director for Royal Animal Refuge, told The Dodo. “But at the same time, we thought, ‘Maybe they just didn’t know what to do or who to turn to.’”
“One of our animal control facilities does not take surrenders, so it makes it very hard when you can’t find a rescue, and you don’t have anywhere to go,” Weigand added.
Weigand though one of the Royal Animal Refuge veteran foster carers could step in and take Reese under her wing until they manage to find her a family. Robyn Klein was more than happy to assist.
Klein’s mom, Suzy Reeves, saw Reese and asked whether she could be the one to foster the dog.
“[Klein’s] mom is an older lady … and she just recently lost her baby [dog] a few months ago, so she stepped up to foster” Weigand explained. “Robyn said her mom is so in love with Reese already.”
But only after a very short time spent together, Suzy filled adoption papers. She knew that she and Reese were meant to spend the rest of their lives together.
This was really good news. From being abandoned in someone’s yard, to getting a forever home with a loving person, Reese went a long way.