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Woman writes letter to person who abandoned dog
"We decided to drive over and see if we could help. Sure enough there he was. He waited for you."
Elijah Chan
09.13.21

Our pets, no matter what the species, expect us to take care of them the moment you decide to bring them into your life.

One can only imagine the trauma that abandoned pets feel when they’re left to fend for themselves all of a sudden. They can’t seem to grasp the idea of being left behind because it’s something they wouldn’t do to their owners.

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One such incident haunted a rescue worker from the Kings SPCA that she had to post an open letter to accompany the video of their rescue.


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In the video, Banjo was seen in the middle of a featureless road. There seem to be some crops on either side of the road but the place is devoid of any source of food and water. There’s also no place forthe dog can go to for shelter.

And to make matters worse, dangers are slowly creeping up to the abandoned dog.


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The scathing letter posted on the rescue organization’s Facebook page explained the situation and what Banjo would’ve felt through the entire ordeal:

“Dear The Callous owner of this dog,

Today we noticed a couple of emails from people that had noticed your dog that had been abandoned on 15th ave and Excelsior ave. After looking at date, your dog had been sitting there since Saturday morning at least. It was 3:00 pm today when we finally noticed the messages because we have been so busy. We decided to drive over and see if we could help. Sure enough there he was.

He waited for you.”

The letter, signed by Brooke, further revealed that Banjo didn’t leave the spot thinking that his owner will come back for him.


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He was “being a good dog” for waiting. He stayed there because that’s the last place he saw his favorite person and that he doesn’t know how to go back home. Every car made him hopeful, and every car shattered those hopes too.

“He was so hungry that he was eating sticks. Nice people had stopped to drop off food but he was still so hungry and confused. But even with food sitting in front of him he knew he had to wait for you to come back.”


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At first, they did their best to make Banjo comfortable with their presence. They stayed a good distance and offered him food. But they could hear coyotes moving about in the distance and it was getting dark awfully quick.

After hours of staying with Banjo, the dog finally came close to them and let them pet him.

He didn’t scurry off or ran away when touched and he even rolled on the ground to get some belly rubs.

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The team was in total disbelief because someone can leave a dog so gentle and loyal. But they had to break it to Banjo that his owner will not be coming back.

“He howled the whole car ride to our shelter. He howled the most painful howl I have ever heard. It was the sound of his heartbreaking. He desperately tried to get back to the spot that you left him. He frantically checked every window then watched out the back window as we drove away. His howls lasted until he came to the driver seat and howled at me. As I reached over to pet his head he looked at me so confused and laid his head on my lap and whined as we pulled up to the shelter.”


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Shelter manager Darlene Laboc told ABC News that the feelings of frustration and anger are something that they fight through every time.

They can’t help but feel hurt for dogs as loving as Banjo because they are betrayed by the people they trusted.

And while she says that their shelter takes good care of animals, it is still no place for a dog. Fortunately for Banjo, support poured in the moment the post went viral. People from all over inquired about the adoption process so hopefully, he finds a home that will truly love him.

Watch Banjo’s emotional rescue and read the full letter that came along with it.

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Dear The Callous owner of this dog,Today we noticed a couple of emails from people that had noticed your dog that had been abandoned on 15th ave and Excelsior ave. After looking at date, your dog had been sitting there since Saturday morning at least. It was 3:00 pm today when we finally noticed the messages because we have been so busy. We decided to drive over and see if we could help. Sure enough there he was. He waited for you.He hadn't left the place you made him stay. He was being a good dog. He stayed close to the last place he saw his favorite person in the world. He thought you were coming back. He was watching every car that would come down the road hoping it was you coming back for him. Your dog has been freezing, hungry, and scared for days because you are a heartless piece of crap. He waited for you. He was so hungry that he was eating sticks. Nice people had stopped to drop off food but he was still so hungry and confused. But even with food sitting in front of him he knew he had to wait for you to come back.He waited for you.He isn't a bad dog. He is a very good dog. You were a bad friend. You abandoned someone that would give his life for you. Someone who doesn't care how long you stayed away at work. Someone who is just as happy to see you if u just go outside to check the mail or if you leave for days. Someone who would lick the tears off your cheeks and the leftover food from your plate when u were done eating.He won't be waiting for you anymore.After he was seen for day curled up in a ball on the road you left him, we came back for him. We came back with a fellow rescuer named Yvonne from Raven's Rescue BullyBreed Sanctuary. It was getting dark and we could hear the coyotes in the distance. We sat there for hours. We talked to him. We sat there singing to him. We fed him and offered him a banket.Your dog ate from our hand after hours of throwing him wet food. Your dog finally came closer to us as we laid in the cold dirt telling him "everything is going to be ok and this is the last time anyone will hurt you". Your dog finally let me pet the top of his head. Then behind his ears. Finally he didn't run when I scooted over and sat next to him. He finally laid down and allowed me to give him belly rubs. He let me put a leash on him and didn't try to run. He didn't panick until it was time to leave. He wanted to wait for you. He refused to walk to the van. I carried your huge dog to our van; your big, gentle, scared, and loyal dog. I carried your dog away from the last place he saw you. He howled the whole car ride to our shelter. He howled the most painful howl I have ever heard. It was the sound of his heart breaking. He desperately tried to get back to the spot that you left him. He frantically checked every window then watched out the back window as we drove away. His howls lasted until he came to the driver seat and howled at me. As I reached over to pet his head he looked at me so confused and laid his head on my lap and whined as we pulled up to the shelter.You don't deserve this amazing puppy. You don't deserve any dog at all. My dog will forget about you. He will find a good home and will get the love he deserves. He will know what it's like to have a real home.I don't care who you are or your excuse as to why you abandoned my dog. It's probably a BS reason anyways. You are a scum bag. I pray your year is filled with karma and bad health.Sincerely,Brooke

Posted by Kings SPCA on Sunday, January 3, 2016

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