The internet woke up to a heartbreaking image of a dog tied to a fire hydrant earlier this month. The furball was attached to a Wisconsin fire hydrant, along with a backpack full of his belongings and a note from its former owner. The image, which started doing the rounds on social media, was later shared on Facebook on May 5 by the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS), along with a note. pet and struggled to care for her due to serious health issues, forcing them to abandon her. The good news is that the dog, Baby Girl, has found a new family in less than a fortnight.
Sharing an update about the poodle on Instagram on Monday, a page called “We Rate Dogs” said: “This is Baby Girl. She was left tied to a fire hydrant next to a backpack full of her favorite things. I understand it if this photo pisses you off but I highly recommend you read what the Wisconsin Humane Society wrote after they found her Baby Girl’s previous caretaker did his best under extremely difficult circumstances We often have dogs in need , and unless we are explicit about negligence, assume everyone involved is doing their best.”
Breaking the good news, the post added: “We are pleased to say that Baby Girl was adopted last Thursday. We join the wonderful people of Wisconsin Humane Society by wishing her well and her previous caregiver peace with this decision.”
According to People, Baby Girl was discovered by animal lovers on the corner of East Walnut Street and South Clay Street in Green Bay. Shortly after the discovery, the adorable poodle was transported to WHS’s Green Bay campus. Here she received proper veterinary care. Baby Girl also had to go through the “mandatory stray hold” of the shelter before getting ready for adoption.
When the image of the dog went viral, WHS said in a Facebook post, “As her story is getting attention locally and beyond, we wanted to take a moment to address Baby Girl’s previous owner directly:
First of all, we are sorry that you had to say goodbye to your best friend. It’s clear how much you loved her and we can see that you gave your best as you struggled with your own medical complications and life challenges. We see your love in the bag you carefully packed with all her favorite things.”
The shelter had closed the statement by saying: “We wish you all the best and hope seeing this will help you rest a little easier knowing your baby girl has a bright future ahead of her.”
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After finding a new home for Baby Girl, the shelter also contacted the dog’s previous owner, who, they said, “expressed her gratitude and joy in knowing Baby Girl would find her next loving home. “