Dog Found Abandoned With Note About Owner’s Homelessness

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
January 4, 2019US News
Dog Found Abandoned With Note About Owner’s Homelessness
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WILMINGTON, Del.—A Delaware animal shelter has found an underfed dog abandoned outside its facility with a note that says its owner became homeless and could no longer care for it.

The News Journal reports the female terrier mix named Sky was found Wednesday outside the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington.

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With each New Year comes new challenges and on our second day in, we welcomed one of our most heartbreaking souls yet. This skinny-mini’s name is Sky and she was discovered yesterday morning by one of our easy-going dogs, who barked alarmingly at one of the normally uneventful corners of our property. This blue and white chocolate dipped girl was roaming freely with an incredibly oversized, spiked leather harness with a bag attached and a note inside saying, “Please take care of Sky. She is 6 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.” While we have all the questions in the world, we are just thankful this sweetheart made it to us before it was too late. We can’t imagine this was easy for her former owner, so please refrain from expressing any negative thoughts you may have. Also, without further information, we have posted her as “found” on DAS in case there’s a chance she was stolen from someone else. We are hopeful Sky’s condition improves and her spirits remain high. The most important thing is, she is safe with us. If you are looking to start the New Year off in the most special way and want to help care for Sky and other animals like her, please head over to, select restricted, and enter the note “Sky’s the Limit” to ensure your gift is designated appropriately. If you are looking to help Sky get to a proper weight and safely, head over to our Amazon Wishlist (link in bio) to have items shipped directly to us such as Sensitive Skin & Stomach dry food, wet dog food and a variety of enrichment items, many of which will slow down her eating to help prevent further medical issues. Thank you all for your ongoing support! #SkysthelimitDHA

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The note says the dog is 6 years old and “not sick, just hungry, very friendly.” It asks the shelter to please take care of Sky. Shelter Director Kerry Flanagan Bruni says Sky is about 20 pounds underweight.

Tests results about possible parasites are pending. The shelter says Sky will be held several days and then fostered. Flanagan Bruni says about 15 animals are abandoned to the shelter each year.

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