Chewy is a three-month-old Chihuahua found by an airport security guard at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
The dog was a.b.a.n.d.o.n.e.d inside one of the airport’s restrooms.
Apparently, Chewy’s owner was fleeing to escape an a.b.u.s.i.v.e relationship. Sadly, his owner couldn’t bring him on her flight, so she decided to leave Chewy with a letter, hoping a goodhearted person would find him.
The letter read, “Hi! I’m Chewy! My owner was in an abusive relationship and couldn’t afford me to get on the flight. 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.”
Chewy needed immediate medical attention for a head trauma. To help him, the airport staff reached out to Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue, a foster-based local non-profit center.
Fortunately, the rescue center took Chewy in, and he was rushed to an emergency vet clinic. Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue, or CMDR, accepts senior and special needs dogs and takes care of them while looking for the dogs’ permanent homes.
Soon, Chewy made a full recovery, and his story touched so many people’s hearts that it didn’t take much time for the shelter to find him a forever home.
Today, Gilliam wonders how many other owners and pets are currently victims of domestic violence and are trapped in a.b.u.s.i.v.e relationships.
Now, to help those in a.b.u.s.i.v.e situations, she shares Chewy’s story to show that victims can find a safe haven at CMDR.