CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- An animal shelter in Tennessee shared a heart-wrenching note and reunited an abandoned dog with her family.
The McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga posted to Facebook that the dog was found wandering with a note on her collar in January.
It read, "My name is Lilo. Please love me. My mom can't keep me and is homeless with two kids. She tried her best but can't get help. I cost too much for her. She really loves me and I'm a great dog and love to be loved on. Please don't abuse me."
The shelter said Lilo, who was found wandering with her collar and leash still attached, has now been reunited with her owner.
The shelter also noted that it has connections with "resources and agencies who are ready and willing to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness."
Editor's note: This report was originally published in January 2023.