Child left his dog in the park with a touching note because his parents mistreated her
Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions (and sometimes even to our detriment), but this is always justified if it is for a good cause. This story took place in Mexico, where the organization Mascotas Coyoacán, helping to find lost pets and looking for a home for abandoned and homeless animals, received a message about a dog tied to a bench in a park. Arriving at the scene, they found a frightened dog lying on a bench with a note. This note was written by a child who was forced to do this to his dog Max because his parents mistreated him.
Mascotas Coyoacá received a report about a dog tied to a park bench with a note next to it
“On November 22nd, one of my employees from Mascotas Coyoacán received a report about a dog tied to a park bench with a note next to it. Passers-by found the dog at 8 am, and we were notified of it only at 3 pm. We already started to think that someone had already saved the dog, but to our surprise, when we arrived, the dog was still there, surrounded by people trying to feed him from afar, because at that moment he was behaving rather aggressively, ” said the head of the organization Marcela.
There was a note written by a child next to the dog.
The note was written in Spanish and it spoke of a dog named Max.
Translation of the text of the note:
“Hi, please take me, I'm Max. Please, I'm asking you to take this dog home and take care of it. It is very painful for me to leave my dog here, but I made this decision because my family constantly mistreated her and it was painful for me to see her suffer in bad conditions. If you are reading this and your heart is beating faster, please take it and take care of it. If not, please leave this note in place for others to read and collect the dog. Thanks."
Soon, the staff of the organization realized that Max's aggression was just a manifestation of his fear.
“With the help of a video call, we contacted a trainer who always helps us with animals that have problems with aggression. He told us how to get the dog off the bench, since it would not let anyone near her. "
It took them two hours to get Max off the bench
Through a video call, the trainer told how to put the loop on the dog's neck so that the staff could safely untie the chain from the bench
Max soon calmed down, but was still very afraid of those around him. His saviors took a walk with him so that he could get comfortable and start to be more trusting in them.
“As soon as we managed to get him out of there, he stopped being aggressive, but we had to tread carefully. I took a walk with him to build his confidence and help him get rid of his fear. And then we went to the car "
Marcela decided to change the name of the dog, calling him Boston, because the name Max was associated with the poor thing only with bad things.
“When he got into the car, he lay down not on the seat, but on the floor, as if trying to hide. By that time, he was calmer, but still scared. "
"We managed to find a garage so that Boston could sleep in it until we find a better place for it, because we don't have our own shelter."
"Every time we save the dogs, we pay for their accommodation until they find a permanent home, and since it was Sunday and it was very late, we would not be able to contact the owner of the property."
“My team prepared the place, and before I got out of the car, I started stroking him, showing that life is not only aggression, so he relaxed and confided in me”
“While in the garage, I sat down on a chair and sat him next to me. I began to pay more attention to him, and when I felt more confident, I took off my protective glove and began to stroke him with my hands. "
“Then I sat down on the floor, and he pressed against my feet. Then I realized that he had become "mine" and would not do anything to me "
"We realized that he was more afraid of men than women, which gave us the idea that whoever mistreated him might be a man."
"Only a week later he began to get used to us and understand that people are a source of joy, not aggression."
“A week later, when he already knew us, we sent him to an intensive school for 6 days. He rode alone in a taxi. We thought that it would be better this way, because he would have to face his fears and see that not only there would be no problems next to me, but that there was no danger in communicating with other people either. There he learned the basics of obedience, interacted with other dogs, and also learned a few commands such as sit and lie down. "
Boston was almost taken away, but the man returned it after 24 hours because the dog was still very withdrawn and did not like other dogs
"We offered the person to solve this problem with the help of a trainer, but he refused."
“At the moment, Boston is still looking for a loving home. He shares a house with 14 other dogs. The owner of this house lives with his father and loves animals. He loves Boston and Boston loves him. Every day they go out for a walk and play. "
We really hope that this adorable little dog will soon find a permanent home with a loving owner.