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A dog who was abandoned by a family member concerned for his wellbeing is now safe at Mascotas Coyoacán, an animal shelter.
The furbaby, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever now named Boston, was left with a touching note next to him sitting on a bench.
According to the Daily Mail, he was first discovered on November 22.
The note reads: “Hi, please adopt me: Max. Please, I ask that you adopt this cute dog and you take good care of him. It hurts a lot to leave my dog here but I made the decision of leaving him because my family used to mistreat him, and it would always hurt me to see him in that condition. If you're reading this and your heart wavers, please adopt him and take good care of him. If not, please leave this note in its place. That way others can read it and adopt him. Thank you.”
54-year-old biologist Marcela Goldberg has been running Mascotas Coyoacán since 2011.
She and six volunteers regularly rescue cats and dogs from the streets and from cases of abuse.
These earth angels came also to the rescue of Boston.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Boston tried to bite Marcela multiple times when she approached him.
The poor baby must have been understandably frightened and wary.
In fact, Marcela said that residents tried to give him food placed on a long stick because even though he was starving, he was also very nervous and tried to bite everyone.
Marcela told the Daily Mail: “He was tied up in such a way that I had to free the collar from the leash, which was impossible to do without getting bitten. So, I had to put a new leash around his neck and cut out the one holding him to the bench. Once he was released, he changed his attitude. He was extremely scared but did not try to bite again. We walked him to the car and had to struggle a bit to get him inside, but once inside he started to relax, and we were able to touch him and caress him with protection gloves for the first time.”
Boston is now undergoing a medical examination and the shelter is working with him in gaining confidence around people so that he can soon be ready to be adopted.
Marcela also told the Daily Mail that Boston is “learning to trust and is really happy, playing with balls and behaving like a puppy should.”
There is one thing that Marcela explained the Daily Mail that really upset me.
She said that Mexican people are facing hardship because of COVID and struggle to feed their “pets.”
We know the whole world is going through the same difficult times and this does NOT excuse abandoning members of the family.
But that’s where the problem is.
Marcela added about Mexican people: “Plus, many of them don't think that pets are family but things, so it is the first expense they are cutting off.”
Sadly, we know all too well that many people worldwide feel like that and they should NOT be allowed to have any animals of any kind!!!