Sometimes true love means knowing when to let go, even if that choice will break both hearts.
A 12-year-old boy from Mexico was forced to make that heartbreaking decision by leaving his beloved puppy on the doorstep of the rescue team Refugio Xollin, to protect it. A rescue shelter in Michoacan, Mexico, recently found a cardboard box outside their building.
Inside, they found a Pitbull puppy along with a note explaining why the puppy was left behind on their doorstep.
The rescue center said in a FB post;
“Someone left this dog at the door of the shelter, inside a box, with a plush toy and a note. The letter was written by a kid and he explained that his father always beat the dog and intended to sell it. So in such desperation, he left the dog here to save it. ”
The tra.gic explanation sh.ook all employees and after they decided to share the story on FB.
People from all over the world approached to help and praise the boy who gave up his puppy.
The note revealed that the person who left the puppy outside was a 12-year-old boy named Andrés. He loves the puppy very much, but his current situation made him un.safe in his home.
The note continues with Andrés making a dark revelation – his father is mis.treating and a.busing the dog, leaving him sub.ject to ex.treme phy.sical vi.olence.
So he and his mother decided that the only way they could protect the puppy and give him a better life was giving it up.
Andrés’s notes, originally written in Spanish, read;
“My name is Andrés and I am 12 years old, my mom and I decided to leave my dog in your hands, hiding it from my dad because he was thinking of selling it. But he mis.treated and kicked him. One day he ki.cked him so hard that he in.jured his tail. I hope you can help and take care of him. I left him a plu.shy animal so he won’t forget me. ”
The pa.in that Andrés went through is clearly shown in the note. The staff at the shelter clearly showed how much he loved his dog, and they were deeply moved by his words.
They decided to name the puppy Rene – and while tending him once, they discovered that his tail was slightly broken and it was suf.fering from pa.rasites. Luckily for Rene, he now has a good chance and all the staff are making sure he gets the right treatment and a right home.
After Rene’s story was shared on FB, hundreds of adoption requests poured in, so it was only a matter of time before he found his permanent home.
Andrés made the brave decision to put the puppy’s h.ealth and happiness first, even though that meant losing it forever.
It was a heroic display of love and al.truism, but ter.rible and cr.uel that he was once put into this situation, to begin with. However, thanks to Andrés’s sa.crifice, Rene will no longer live in f.ear.
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