A tiny three-month-old puppy was found after it was abandoned in a Las Vegas airport with a heartbreaking note alongside it explaining how the owner had "no other option" but to leave the precious miniature Chihuahua behind.
The puppy, named Chewy, was found all alone over the holiday weekend in a Las Vegas International Airport bathroom with a scribbled handwritten note that said Chewy’s owner was a victim of domestic abuse and could not afford to bring her loved pet alongside her on the flight.
The scrawled handwriting on the note read, "My owner was in an abusive relationship and couldn't afford to get me on the flight. She didn't want to leave me with all her heart but she has no other option."
The tearfully heartbreaking letter went on to say that the former owner's ex-boyfriend was abusive and they were in a fight in which he kicked the dog and now "he has a big knot on his head."
Airport officials who wanted to show compassion gave Chewy to Connie and Millie's Dog Rescue in Las Vegas where since his arrival they have received several dozen offers for adoption in what they call a "tremendous interest" in the Chihuahua.
The rescue group posted a photo on Facebook of the dog along with the handwritten note from his old owner and Chewy's story quickly went viral.
The rescue group wrote in the post, "Please share in hopes that his mom sees this, that she was brave to leave and that he will have a great life."
An update on the group's Facebook page says there was 'tremendous interest' in Chewy and the group is compiling all of the interest forms and will go through them all before finding Chewy his new permanent loving home.