Abandoned Pooch Stayed At Side Of Road For A Week, Eating Sticks, Waiting For Owner To Come Back

Abandoned Pooch Stayed At Side Of Road For A Week, Eating Sticks, Waiting For Owner To Come Back

Dogs are the most loyal creatures on the planet, even when it’s a detriment to their health and/or well-being. One dog, who was abandoned, stayed where he was dumped off waiting for his owner to return.


From The Daily News:

After carrying him into her van and hearing the pooch’s heartbreaking howls, Brooke Rapozo – who works at the Kings SPCA Rescue center in Lemoore, California, which saved him – penned a scathing letter to the ‘heartless scumbag’ owner who left their dog for dead.

The Facebook post has now gone viral and has been viewed more than 1.1million times, causing the shelter to be inundated with scores of offers to adopt Banjo from home and abroad.

The letter starts: ‘Dear The Callous POS [piece of s**t] owner of this dog,

‘Today we noticed a couple of emails from people that had noticed your dog that had been abandoned … We decided to drive over and see if we could help. Sure enough there he was.

‘He hadn’t left the place you made him stay. He was being a good dog. He stayed close to the last place he saw his favorite person in the world. He thought you were coming back.

‘He was watching every car that would come down the road hoping it was you coming back for him. Your dog has been freezing, hungry, and scared for days because you are a heartless piece of crap.

Ms Rapozo told Daily Mail Online she originally believed the dog – who they have named Banjo – had been waiting there for a day, but was later told a couple had seen him sitting there for a week.

‘He waited for you,’ the letter continued. ‘He was so hungry that he was eating sticks. Nice people had stopped to drop off food but he was still so hungry and confused. But even with food sitting in front of him he knew he had to wait for you to come back. He waited for you.

‘He isn’t a bad dog. He is a very good dog. You were a bad friend. You abandoned someone that would give his life for you … Someone who would lick the tears off your cheeks and the leftover food from your plate when you were done eating.

‘He won’t be waiting for you anymore.’

Ms Rapozo wrote that Banjo, who is thought to be a one-year-old shepherd dog, would not approach her and other rescuers for hours and only came over as night began to fall.

‘He didn’t panic until it was time to leave,’ she wrote. ‘He wanted to wait for you. He refused to walk to the van. I carried your huge dog to our van; your big, gentle, scared, and loyal dog. I carried your dog away from the last place he saw you.

‘He howled the whole car ride to our shelter. He howled the most painful howl I have ever heard. It was the sound of his heart breaking.

‘He desperately tried to get back to the spot that you left him. He frantically checked every window then watched out the back window as we drove away.

‘His howls lasted until he came to the driver seat and howled at me. As I reached over to pet his head he looked at me so confused and laid his head on my lap and whined as we pulled up to the shelter.’

Ms Rapozo continued: ‘You don’t deserve this amazing puppy. You don’t deserve any dog at all.

‘My dog will forget about you. He will find a good home and will get the love he deserves. He will know what it’s like to have a real home.’

‘I don’t care who you are or your excuse as to why you abandoned my dog. It’s probably a BS reason anyways. You are a scumbag. I pray your year is filled with karma and bad health.’

Unfortunately, humans behave a lot like this dog: we remain loyal to a person (friend, family, politician, etc.) whether they deserve it or not. We all have to learn when to walk away.

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I hope Banjo finds his forever home quickly, and that it’s filled with all of the love he deserves.

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