Heartbreaking note reveals why dog was tied to a tree and abandoned

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A young, healthy dog has been found tied to a tree with a heartbreaking note attached to her collar explaining why she has been abandoned by her owner.

Roadie is a one-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd cross Australian Shepherd whose owner gave her up after losing his job due to COVID.

Johnson County Animal Shelter in the US state of Indiana is trying to find Roadie a loving new home after she was surrendered.

German Shepard mix, Roadie, was found tied to a tree with a note left in her collar. Source: Pet Finder
German Shepard mix, Roadie, was found tied to a tree with a note left in her collar. Source: Pet Finder

“This sweet girl had a note attached to her collar that in short said, Roadie had been sent out in the world to find her new home,” the listing for Roadie says,

“Luckily, she made it safely to the shelter unharmed.”

The handwritten note shared by local news station, WTHR, explains how the pup came to be tied up to a tree.

Roadie was one of ten puppies born to a litter and she was previously rescued, the note said, also explaining that she has been trained to follow basic commands like “sit” and “shake”.

The letter said Roadie is full of energy and loves to chew on toys - but will tear them apart if they have a squeaker.

“I was a spoiled girl, my dad gave me my own couch to lay on and my own memory foam bed,” the note explained.

“Please find me, give me a new home and love. And maybe a friend! I love children and play well with other dogs.”

The note also explained the gut-wrenching reason Roadie’s dad was forced to get rid of her.

“My dad lost his job and soon his home from COVID,” it says.

“Please pray for him and give him hope that I will find a good home.”

The note explained Roadie's owner was about to lose his home after losing hi job due to COVID. Source: WTHR
The note explained Roadie's owner was about to lose his home after losing hi job due to COVID. Source: WTHR

The online listing for Roadie describes her as “energetic, loving, sweet” and both the listing and the note says she is up-to-date with her vaccinations.

The Johnson County Animal Shelter has had more than 20 people enquire about adopting Roadie and is now looking to place her with an “on-the-go person looking for a best friend”.

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