A 4-year-old dog with a rare heart condition needs help after being abandoned at a South Carolina shelter with a note that reads ‘Drop off ASAP’.
The Greenville Humane Society posted a photo of the dog and the note on their Facebook page, saying they weren’t shocked she was dumped outside the shelter in the northeast part of the state.
Remy, an adult mix from Staffordshire, was tied up alone outside, shelter officials said without a kill.
“My sister was unable to take care of her as she should have been. She has illnesses that I don’t think I can cure. She needs to be put down as soon as possible,” reads part of the handwritten note .
The video shows Remy was abandoned at the shelter on September 17 and left unattended until she was discovered the next day, news outlet WYFF reported.
Rachel Delport, an employee at the shelter, told the outlet that she did not believe the owner had malicious intent when she abandoned the dog.
“He was someone who… just didn’t know what to do,” Delport said.
Staff at the organization learned that Remy was suffering from a grade six heart murmur, “the most severe and which can often be felt through the chest wall,” the Greenville Humane Society said. “This serious condition will require an echocardiogram at a minimum. Depending on what is discovered during the procedure, Remy may require surgery or a lifelong drug regimen.”
Staff said they also discovered that Remy suffered from skin issues related to poor diet.
“Unique cases like Remy’s depend on donations from our Hope Fund…but we are in the negative,” the shelter wrote. “We have recently had more sick and injured animals in our care than we have the funds for. We know that shelters all over the world are in the same situation. But right now, Remy needs your help. The other 95 sick or injured animals in our Healing Place need your help. Any donation, big or small, is greatly appreciated. We won’t abandon them, and we hope you won’t either.
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Scheduled to receive her echocardiogram next month, Remy is available for immediate check-in, the shelter reported.
Donations to help Remy and other animals can be done here.
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