LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A homeless woman made the tough decision of leaving her 11-year-old dog in the park in hopes that someone would take him in before he ended up at a shelter. The woman left the Labrador mix, with his belongings and a note that explained that she could no longer keep the dog because she does not have a place to live.
The note read, ‘My name is Cletus!! I am a very good dog. I’m 11 years old, but I still play like a puppy. I don’t chew anything but food. I’m house broken. I’m great with kids. I play ball, catch Frisbees, and love to give hugs. Can you please find me a home? I don’t want to go to the shelter.’ Despite the woman’s intentions the dog still ended up at the Gwinnett County Animal shelter.
However, things quickly looked up for the dog as the shelter revealed that they had approved an adopter by Thursday morning. While the former owner of Cletus will no doubt miss him terribly, sometimes you are forced to make heartbreaking choices in difficult situations. The shelter has since released a statement on Facebook that they are looking for the woman who left Cletus, in hopes that they can help her “get back on her feet.” They added, ‘We will continue the search for Cletus’ owner. The shelter has the adopter’s contact information and owner can get her dog back when she is able.’ For now, the shelter is raising money to pay for Cletus’ vet bills.