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Puppy Dumped With Chair And TV Thought His Owner Would Come Back For Him

The Dodo logo The Dodo 6/24/2019 Stephen Messenger

a bench is sitting in the grass There, among a scattering of illegally dumped home furnishings, was a hopeful little heart trying so hard not to break.

It was a puppy who didn't realize that he'd been discarded, too. a car parked on the side of a road © Sharon Norton On Monday morning, animal control officer Sharon Norton was alerted to this saddening scene along a quiet stretch of road in Lincoln County, Mississippi.

She drove to the spot straightaway — finding the small puppy clinging to life atop a chair, near to where a TV had been dumped as well. a bench that is sitting on the side of a road © Sharon Norton The dog was starving, but had evidently refused to budge, likely believing that the person who placed him there would surely return for him. a dog sitting on a sofa © Sharon Norton "He looks like he's been there for about a week," Norton told The Dodo. "He is skin and bones."

Norton approached the poor pup and reassured him that she was there to help. She gave him his first meal in days. a dog sitting on a couch © Sharon Norton Despite the puppy's long vigil, holding out hope for his owner who'd never return, the presence of someone who actually cared immediately put him at ease.

"He was very happy when I picked him up and carried him to the animal control truck," Norton said. "I could feel his tail hitting my back, wagging. He knows he's safe now." a small dog on a leash © Sharon Norton Norton has since vaccinated and dewormed the dog and he will soon be placed in the safety of the Brookhaven City Shelter in Mississippi.

After that, he'll be made available for adoption. a brown dog carrying a bag and looking at the camera © Sharon Norton Unfortunately, Norton said, this case of abandonment isn't the worst she's seen — but, in spreading the word about it, she's optimistic that justice will be served.

"I'm hoping somebody that recognizes the puppy and the recliner will put two and two together and send me a message to]help me find the person that did this," she said.Folks with information regarding this case, or those interested in adopting the puppy, are encouraged to contact Susan Norton via the shelter's Facebook group.

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