Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

“Here Is A Toy So He Won’t Forget Me”: Boy Leaves His Helpless Puppy At A Shelter So His Dad Can’t Beat It
727points
User submission
253.4K
1.8M
Dogs2 years ago

“Here Is A Toy So He Won’t Forget Me”: Boy Leaves His Helpless Puppy At A Shelter So His Dad Can’t Beat It

Sadly, the world is not always fun and bright. Sometimes hard decisions have to be made, even if they break your heart. A few days ago, this 12-year-old boy had to make one just like that.

On February 13th, a shelter called Xollin found an adorable puppy at their doorstep with a letter from a boy. The shelter said on their Facebook page: “Someone left this dog at the door of the shelter, inside a box, with a plush toy and a note. The note was written by a kid and he explained his dad was always beating the dog and was planning to sell him. So, in such a state of despair, he left the dog here to save him.”

After they shared this story, people from all over the world wanted to help, donate, and adopt the puppy.

More info: Facebook | Instagram

The box the puppy was found in

Image credits: Xollin

The shelter’s first priority was to check the health of the puppy.

“We need to take the dog to the vet so he can check his tail, which apparently is fractured. We also need to remove parasites and get him a check-up. This means more expenses and work for us, but luckily the dog will be safe.”

The letter that the kid left with the puppy

Image credits: Xollin

They found out the 12-year-old boy named Andrés was from México state. Not much more information is known about him.

Image credits: Xollin

The letter says: “My name is Andrés and I’m 12 years old. My mom and I decided to leave him to you. All of this is behind my dad’s back, because he was thinking of selling him. But he is always beating and kicking the dog. Once he kicked him so hard that his little tail got injured. I hope you can help him and take care of him. Here is a plush toy so he won’t forget me.”

Image credits: Xollin

The shelter named the dog Rene. They are looking for the right family for the puppy—they have many choices because they got over 300 messages with people wanting to adopt this beautiful pup.

Image credits: Xollin

The shelter also mentioned that they wish more people would adopt animals, not only when they go viral. There are millions of abused animals in the world and they all need love and a happy family.

“If you all opened your heart and your home to all and not only to this dog, all our animals in the shelter would have been already adopted twice. Thanks to the few people who came to the shelter offering their help to protect other animals suffering abuse or being abandoned in our district and surroundings.”

Image credits: Xollin

What do you think about this story? Did the boy and his mother do the right thing? Let us know in the comments.

Please consider adopting an animal or donating some money to a shelter. Every penny counts!

1.8Mviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Start the discussion
Rosesinmyhair
Community Member
2 years ago

God I hope the dad doesn't see this post. May endanger the boy and his Mum. But what a brave and loving act on behalf of them both. Xx

Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago

Well BoredPanda has broken new ground for me personally. I didn't think it was possible to weep while my blood boiled. I'm sure that beautiful dog will find a loving home, but I have concerns for the boy and his mother.

Load More Replies...
Jennifer
Community Member
2 years ago

Great that the dog is now safe, however the shelter, before making this go viral (or even sharing it publicly at all) should have really thought about the safety of the mom and boy. If the father sees this, and recognises the dog and the realises then story is about him and his own family it will have terrible consequences. The shelter really should have thought a bit more about the circumstances and not so much about online attention.

Nash Nopper
Community Member
2 years ago

I totally agree!

Load More Replies...
Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

What an heroic act. I truly hope there is another heroic act that frees the little hero from the abusive person in his life.

Stacy Howard
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes and I hope the abuser pays! How awful!!

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Rosesinmyhair
Community Member
2 years ago

God I hope the dad doesn't see this post. May endanger the boy and his Mum. But what a brave and loving act on behalf of them both. Xx

Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago

Well BoredPanda has broken new ground for me personally. I didn't think it was possible to weep while my blood boiled. I'm sure that beautiful dog will find a loving home, but I have concerns for the boy and his mother.

Load More Replies...
Jennifer
Community Member
2 years ago

Great that the dog is now safe, however the shelter, before making this go viral (or even sharing it publicly at all) should have really thought about the safety of the mom and boy. If the father sees this, and recognises the dog and the realises then story is about him and his own family it will have terrible consequences. The shelter really should have thought a bit more about the circumstances and not so much about online attention.

Nash Nopper
Community Member
2 years ago

I totally agree!

Load More Replies...
Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

What an heroic act. I truly hope there is another heroic act that frees the little hero from the abusive person in his life.

Stacy Howard
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes and I hope the abuser pays! How awful!!

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda