After being left behind in a Las Vegas airport, a 2lb chihuahua finally has a new home and a happy life ahead of him. Chewy's story broke the hearts of people all around the country, but now he is ready to move on from his traumatic experience and in with his new family.
Chewy was found in the McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas all alone with a note:
“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 had a hard start to life, but luckily the Connor & Millie Dog Rescue was able to swoop in and get the tiny dog the love and care he needed before he was ready to move on. The note said that the puppy was injured, but he was going to get the best care imaginable.
“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,” Patricia Montano, his foster mom, said.
He needed a few months to heal, but luckily none of the damage caused by his former life was permanent. Montano was happy to help out the tiny pup for the last few months, but was even happier that he was able to find a new home.
There was also a silver lining to Chewy's story. Montano said that "“I think he really set the stage for people to talk about domestic violence." While no one is happy that he had to endure that, it's important to remember that it isn't just the people in the house that are affected.
Chewy's story has helped other shelters and rescues talk about this issue and help get the word out that this can be a problem.
The rescue has found a new home for Chewy in Las Vegas, who are going to love him exactly as much as he deserves. Hopefully the woman who left him behind can see that he is okay and will be safe.