Rescue Finds Home For Dog After Owner’s Heartbreaking Final Letter

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The Stray Rescue of St. Louis posted a letter they received from a woman asking them to find a home for her dog, Shell. The letter read,

To Stray Rescue: 

I am writing you cause I need you to take my dog, Shell…I’ve been fighting cancer for a few months and if you’re reading this I lost my battle. I need for my baby girl to be taken care of in a home…In these days all I do is worry about what’s going to happen to her. I love this girl, she is my daughter.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis shell

The letter also states that Shell was adopted around 2009-2010, but when her mother suffered a stroke and developed Alzheimer’s, Shell came to live with the woman.

After receiving Shell and the letter Stray Rescue said the dog is safe in their executive director’s office but was scared when she was first brought in.

“Shell is now with us, safe and sound in our Executive Director, Cassady’s office,” the organization wrote on October 1. “She is scared, but we will shower her with so much love. If someone has been lonely and would like to give Shell a home, with plenty of patience and understanding, please fill out an application.”

The shelter’s post was shared nearly 2,000 times. Dozens of people confirmed in the comments that they had filled out applications to adopt Shell.

And just three days later, the Stray Rescue confirmed that Shell has found a forever home.

“We have a happy ending to Shell’s tragic story,” the organization wrote in an update. “As most of you know, we received a heart breaking letter on Monday. Shell came to Stray Rescue after her owner passed away. Then, a wonderful lady saw the news segment and knew it was time for her to adopt after losing her Stray Rescue dog Trenton, in July. She just felt so drawn to her. Wasting no time, she filled out an application and was here the very next morning. The two of them hit it off and she knew it was definitely the right time. She says Shell is already running the house, and that they are inseparable. We are honored to have fulfilled the final wish of her Mom, who is no longer with us. We promise she will be spoiled for the rest of her life.”

Stray Rescue of St. Louis shell

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