For many pet owners, it is probably impossible to imagine them giving up their pets – but that’s exactly what happened earlier this month in Green Bay, Wisconsin where an owner leaves a dog tied to a fire hydrant alone.
Fortunately, the story that started out in sadness has now ended happily.
Back on May 5th, the Wisconsin Humane Society shared a heart-rending photo of a dog, named Baby Girl, tied to a bright yellow fire hydrant near the neighborhood. Next to her was her backpack stuffed along with her favorite toys and worldly belongings.
Baby Girl’s story easily went viral, not only for the photo but also for the way the Wisconsin Humane Society handled her situation.
Instead of responding with punishment or anger, the WHS shared a heartful and meaningful post on their Facebook page administered toward Baby Girl’s previous owner:
“First and foremost, we are so sorry you had to part with your best friend. It’s evident just how much you loved her and we can see you did your best while struggling with your own medical complications and challenges of life. We see your love in the bag you carefully packed with all of her favorite things. We see your love in the way you secured her leash so she wouldn’t get hit by a car. We see your love in the way you placed her in the middle of a neighborhood where she’d be quickly found. We see your love in how happy and healthy Baby Girl looks. And we see your love in the note you left, pleading for someone to help her when you no longer could.”
The post has been featured on the popular Instagram account WeRateDogs, which has 2.3 million followers and it has been shared on Facebook nearly 4000 times.
“What a compassionate response,” one person wrote on Facebook. “I didn’t feel as compassionate when I first saw the photos, but you’ve helped me see with a new perspective.”
The Wisconsin Humane Society, which has been taking charge and caring for Baby Girl over the past two weeks, posted an update on May 10 saying that the agency had already met with Baby Girl’s previous owner saying that “grateful for the chance to connect with her, and honor her wishes for Baby Girl to find a new home “
It was mission accomplished.
According to the humane society, there were a bunch of families that were eager to meet Baby Girl when she was made available for adoption, and finally, she officially found a new home.