A heartbroken little boy made the difficult decision to abandon their family puppy at a dog shelter because his dad always "beat" and "kicked" it.
Andrés, 12, and his unidentified mum, believed to be from Mexico, left the pup outside an animal shelter hoping for a better life for the dog.
The animal, believed to be a boxer or pitbull, was quickly found by Rous Segura, who discovered the dog inside a cardboard box alongside a tragic letter.
In the letter, the little boy said he had decided to do this “behind his dad’s back” because his dad was “thinking of selling him."
He said his father had once "kicked" the dog "so had that his little tail got injured."
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The letter reads: "My name is Andrés and I’m 12 years old.
"My mum and I decided to leave him to you.
"All of this is behind my dad’s back because he was thinking of selling him.
"But he is always beating and kicking the dog.
"Once he kicked him so hard that his little tail got injured.
"I hope you can help him and take care of him, here is a plush toy he won’t forget me."
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The animal charity posted pictures of the pup on social media, which quickly went viral and prompted hundreds of users to seek adoption.
Animal charity, Xollin’s Facebook post said: “We have the puppy that went viral after a 12-year-old boy decided to leave him with us in the shelter so that he was safe from the abuse of his father caused the puppy, our shelter is named Xollin.
“We currently have 120 more animals waiting for families, we are not sad because, through this note, different pages of organisations have lent to share the image with the aim of profit.
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“It is a sadness that they share without saying the complete information, omitting data that may well come to help our shorties that are still waiting to be adopted.
“The puppy will be named Rene… and will be delivered to the right family for him.
“I know that I have not answered many messages on times, but I never believed that more than 300 requests from different states of the republic would come to adopt Rene.”
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