Devon Puppy Plea: Don't Let Me Die
A 16-week-old puppy has been abandoned outside a charity centre in Devon with a note from its owner urging staff not to put her down
The lurcher puppy was discovered outside the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Tiverton last week with a hand-written note.
The note said: ``I'm so sorry for this, her name is Gypsy 16 weeks old. Wormed and flead, all her jabs. I love you Gypsy, I'm sorry. Please don't put her down.''
Since her discovery Gypsy has been cared for and given health checks at the Blue Cross centre. And the lucky pup has already found a new owner thanks to the charity, which helps thousands of sick, injured and homeless pets.
The Blue Cross is now calling on pet owners not to dump their animals. Centre manager Sarah Bussell said: ``Gypsy is such a sweet little thing and was clearly well cared for - she was left with food, water and toys.
``But sadly, she is just one of many much-loved animals who have ended up with us when their owners can no longer keep them, often because they can't afford to look after them anymore.''
``We never judge anyone for making the responsible decision to give up an animal, so if you are struggling to care for your pet, please don't just abandon them.
``Try contacting a charity like Blue Cross that may be able to offer help and advice to keep you and your pet together or find them a happy new home if that is the best option.''