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Smart Living This dog was found with a heartbreaking note — and now he's on his way to adoption

21:14  05 june  2018
21:14  05 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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This dog was found with a heartbreaking note — and now he ' s on his way to adoption . Lee's owner left a note with him,explaining that they could no longer afford to take care of Lee, but asked the shelter to take him in and not put him down.

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Every animal shelter has its fair share of sad stories.

From the bittersweet before and after photos of adopted dogs to the incredible rescue efforts of shelter workers, these stories will make you cry and smile.

That's probably how you'll feel about Lee, a poodle that was abandoned outside of Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, over Memorial Day Weekend. According to the Dodo, the one-year-old dog was left in a crate in the shelter's parking lot with a heartbreaking note from his owner.

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The note said: "Can you please take care of my dog? He's a great puppy, I just couldn't afford to keep him. His name is Lee. He will listen, he will bark, and will not bite. Please don't put him down I love him, but can't afford to keep him. I haven't shaved him yet, I apologize, but please care for him and find him a home. Thanks."

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Harris County's media specialist, Kerry McKeel, told the Dodo that Lee's fur was matted and that he was covered in urine when shelter workers found him. He seemed scared.

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As it turns out, Lee was far from the only pet who was abandoned at the shelter over the holiday weekend. The Dodo reported that 100 animals (both cats and dogs) were left at the shelter on Friday, and another 100 ended up there on Saturday and Sunday. As of Tuesday, Lee was one of 375 pets in need of adoption — the shelter is designed to hold 150.

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McKeel told the Dodo that she thinks the recent surge in abandoned animals is a result of financial troubles many in the Houston area are facing thanks to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Fortunately, though, Harris County was still able to take Lee in, and within a few days, he had been shaved and cleaned.

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McKeel, who took Lee in as a foster, described him as smart, spunky, and affectionate. As of June 1st, two families were interested in adopting Lee, according to the Dodo.

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