GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY/Gray News) – A Wisconsin pet owner explains her decision to leave her dog tied to a fire hydrant in Green Bay last weekend.
After a photo of her “Baby girl” dog went viral, she said she wanted to share her side of the story.
WBAY reported that the owner wished to remain anonymous due to the national attention the story received and feared a backlash for her decision.
The woman admitted leaving her dog at the fire hydrant was the hardest thing she had ever had to do, but at the time it was her last resort and her only option.
“It was the worst. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but I knew she would be fine. Someone would pick her up and she would be safe,” he said. -she says.
Currently, she said she is living on the streets and undergoing chemotherapy which makes it difficult for her to properly care for her “baby girl”.
“I was on the street with her, and I said we had to do it because she is with me outside, under the bushes. And I was told no one had a kennel,” she explained.
The dog’s owner said she then tried working with other humane societies and going door to door to find someone to take the dog and ended up taking the advice to call the police for emergency delivery.
“I called seven places. I called everyone to see if I could give it up,” she said.
The woman said she was just a block away, watching her dog being picked up by the police. She had left the dog with her favorite toys, food, and a note explaining the situation.
“When I put her at the fire hydrant, I saw her face say, ‘Mom, what’s going on here?'” she said.
Now she hopes her “baby girl” can find a good home and that people will understand that she tried to do the right thing.
“I hope she finds a fantastic family. She deserves it. Forgive me and bless her. Make sure she’s okay,” she said.
The Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay said it had no record of a conversation with the dog’s owner.
“We have no record of any such conversation. Although we ask for a handover appointment to best prepare for an animal’s arrival, we make exceptions for emergencies and would certainly do so if someone said he was homeless. In fact, it happened with another client this week,” a spokesperson for the shelter said.
On Friday, the Humane Society reported that “Baby girl” was happy, healthy and quickly becoming a staff favorite.
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