A 13-year-old Dachshund mix named Reese was dumped on someone’s property in Fayetteville, Georgia, along with a sad handwritten note.“I hope whoever gets this [will] please take care of my dog,” it said. “I love her so much, but I don’t have time for her … I wish I didn’t have to do this, but I have four kids and no time for her.”
She knew she couldn’t keep Reese herself, so she made a post in a private Facebook group asking for a home for the dog. And someone tagged Royal Animal Refuge, a local rescue group and shelter.
When the shelter director, Mariel Weigand, heard about Reese, she was initially upset. But at the same time, she understood that maybe someone just didn’t know what to do with the dog or who to turn to.
“One of our animal control facilities does not take surrenders, so it makes it very hard when you can’t find a rescue, and you don’t have anywhere to go,” Mariel told The Dodo.