Louisiana animal control authorities received a complaint the other day about a senior dog that appeared to be abandoned in a public restroom at Destrehan’s Splash Park. A team arrived on the scene and discovered an ancient Black Lab. The dog, on the other hand, appeared to be in good form. Officers discovered a bottle of water and a bizarre message next to her.
The note reads, “Be nice 2 dog – got trapped no car – will be returning soon – give my dog some water – will be back in morning.”
Animal control authorities, on the other hand, brought the dog, named Ladybird, to the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter to keep her safe while waiting for her owner to return. Ladybird, on the other hand, was far from abandoned. When her owner contacted the following morning, the workers at the shelter found out.
When Ladybird’s owner returned to the location where he had left his dog the next morning and discovered she was missing, he immediately contacted animal control. It’s how he discovered the true whereabouts of his beloved dog. It’s when everyone found out about their tragic story!
“He contacted and said he still wants Ladybird but needs a few weeks to get back on his feet,” said Dr. Jena Troxler, animal shelter supervisor. “Ladybird and [her human] are homeless, and he has been staying in [a shelter] to collect money so that he and Ladybird may drive back to North Carolina, where he has family who will help him get back on his feet.”
Ladybird and her human have been together since the cute lab was just six weeks old, and they’ve traveled all over the world together. However, the previous several months have been more difficult than they anticipated, and they have found themselves on the streets, unable to return to their family in North Carolina.
The story moved everyone at the shelter, so they raced to assist Ladybird and his devoted owner. The long-awaited reunion was made possible with the support of Turning Rescues into Pets and Wings of Rescue.
“You can truly tell how much Ladybird means to him and we are happy to be a part of keeping her safe until they can be together again,” Dr. Troxler said. “She has definitely been a staff favorite here at the shelter. Ladybird’s had quite the adventure recently.”
Thanks to these kind-hearted people, Ladybird got the chance to return to her loving family where she will be able to live her last years, peacefully!