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Pup Abandoned In Airport Bathroom With Heartbreaking Note Has Been Adopted

You may remember the teensy-weensy Chihuahua pup whose story went viral after he was abandoned in an airport bathroom along with a note from his owner. While opinions about Chewy’s former mom – a self proclaimed victim of domestic abuse – varied, everyone ultimately wanted the same thing: a happy outcome for Chewy. Now, almost three months after his story garnered international attention, the tiny pup has gotten his fairytale ending. He’s been adopted!

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“Hi! I’m Chewy! My owner was in an abusive relationship and couldn’t afford me to get on the flight,” the note attached to the three-month-old dog’s carrier read. “She didn’t want to leave me with all her heart but she has NO other option. My ex-boyfriend kicked my dog when we were fighting and he has a big knot on his head. He probably needs a vet. I love Chewy sooo much please love and take care of him. xoxoxoxo”

Chewy did initially show signs of abuse. Patricia Montano, who has been fostering Chewy since his rescue, told KSNV News:

“He had a pretty good bump on the side of his head. He also had some really bad pain in his jaw. He yawned, and there was just this gut-wrenching scream.”

Screenshot via KSNV News


Chewy’s heartbreaking story inspired thousands of potential pawrents to offer to adopt him. This week, with his injuries healed and his sassy personality fully developed, Chewy has found his forever home! The identity of his new Las Vegas-based family has not been released in order to protect their privacy.

Screenshot via KSNV News


Sadly, Chewy’s former owner has not been found, leaving many to wonder about her fate. Montano takes comfort in knowing that wherever she is, she has likely seen the coverage of Chewy’s rescue and can take comfort in knowing that he is safe and happy.

“No, she never came forward and I can see why – she was really in a horrible situation. I could see why she didn’t come forward but I think she’s seen that he’s OK and he’s a happy boy,” said Montano.


H/T & Featured Image via KSNV News


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Written by Dina Fantegrossi
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