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Oftentimes when an animal is abandoned and the story makes it to social media, it doesn’t take long for name-calling, condemnation and accusation to fill up the comments. But sometimes, instead of anger and scorn, compassion and grace take over.
That’s what’s happening after the story of Lilo the dog in Tennessee came out, and hopefully it will lead to even more blessings than it already has.
The McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga posted the heartbreaking story Tuesday.
It said a good Samaritan had found the dog, who appears to be a shepherd mix of some sort, wandering with her leash still attached. There was a note attached to her collar that explained her predicament.
“Please keep my name,” the note read. “My name is Lilo. Please love me.
“My mom can’t keep me and is homeless with 2 kids. She tried her best but can’t get help. I cost too much for her. She really loves me, and I’m a great dog and love to be loved on. Please don’t abuse me.”
After the dog arrived at MAC and the animal rescue had some time to think about it, it posted an open letter addressed to “Lilo’s Mom.”
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