An abandoned dog has been found tied to a tree with a heartbreaking note attached to her collar.
Photos of the German-Australian Shepherd cross in Indiana, US, and the handwritten letter have since gone viral online.
It began: "Hi my name is Roadie.
“My dad lost his job and soon his home from Covid-19. Please pray for him and give him hope that I will find a good home.”
It explained Roadie was one of 10 puppies born to a litter and she was previously rescued.
It went on to detail her personality along with the types of food she eats.
“I was a spoiled girl, my dad gave me my own couch to lay on and my own memory foam bed,” it read.
“He also fed me steak, chicken and rice but my preferred food was lamb and rice.
“Please if you find me give me a good home and love and maybe a friend. I love children and play well with other dogs.”
The note also explained that she had been trained to follow basic commands such as “sit” and “shake”.
The letter said Roadie was full of energy and loved to chew on toys — but would tear them apart if they have a squeaker.
It along with a photo of the dog have since gone viral with The Johnson County Animal Shelter now on the hunt to try and find the dog a forever home after she was surrendered.
It says it had already received more than 20 inquires about adopting Roadie as it continues to filter through applications.
“This sweet girl had a note attached to her collar that in short said, Roadie had been sent out in the world to find her new home,” the listing for Roadie read.
“Luckily, she made it safely to the shelter unharmed.”
However, director of the Indiana animal shelter Michael Delp told local network WTHR there was a better way the owner could have given up Roadie.
“It’s never a good idea to release an animal anywhere on its own,” he told the station.
“Roadie could have been struck by a vehicle, could have been attacked by wolves or coyotes. So call your local shelter.”
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