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Dog found with heartbreaking note attached to collar reunited with family

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Jan 25, 2023

TENNESSEE — With the help of social media, an animal shelter in Tennessee found the owner of an abandoned dog who had a heartbreaking note attached to his collar.

"We have an incredible update about Lilo to share with you all... her owner has been found!"

The McKamey Animal Shelter posted the update on their social media page late Wednesday evening.

"While we can't share a lot of the details with you yet, we are actively working with the family to set them up with a safe haven, shelter, and resources to stay together and tackle homelessness," the shelter posted.

Read their full update below.


"My name is Lilo."

The note, which was posted by the McKamey Animal Shelter along with a photo of the dog, stated that the owner was unable to care for Lilo because she was a homeless mother of two.

"Please love me. My mom can't keep me and is homeless with two kids," the note said.

"She really loves me and I'm a great dog and love to be loved on."

The shelter shared the letter with a note saying they hope to reunite Lilo with her family and help them find the help they need.

"We want you to know she is safe, and we will take the very best care of her. She will be loved by our staff and volunteers, we will keep her name, and we promise you we will do our best to find her a wonderful new home," their Facebook post read. "But if you are reading this, we hope you will come forward to reclaim her. We will help you with whatever you need to care for her, to the best of our ability. Lilo definitely misses you, and we would like nothing more than to see her go back to the family she loves. Either way, please know that we understand, we will not judge, and we are here to help in any way we can."