Community helps rehome homeless teen and dog he had to surrender

homeless teen reunites with dog he had to surrender to shelter

  • A homeless teen was forced to surrender his dog to an animal shelter since he couldn’t afford to care for her anymore.
  • When the shelter shared his story, several community members reached out to help both the dog and the teen.
  • They helped the teen find a place to stay so he can reunite with his beloved companion.

Hearts broke when people learned about the story of a homeless teen who was forced to part with his dog due to financial difficulties. The community has since made sure to reunite the pair and help the teen get back on his feet.

Photo Credit: Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter

According to the Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter in Mississippi, the 17-year-old dropped off his dog Jada in early April.

Photo Credit: Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter

The teen said that he had been staying under a bridge in Tate county. “He WALKED her all the way to the shelter and asked us to please take her because he can’t afford to keep her,” the shelter wrote on Facebook.

The shelter was full, but they couldn’t turn them away.

Photo Credit: Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter

The shelter shared pictures of Jada in the shelter, writing, “This is where she layed after her owner surrendered her today with her plastic bag of dog food and a blanket. She is devastated.”

Photo Credit: Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter

Shelter director Kris Robinson said that they were concerned for the dog, but also for the teen.

Several people were heartbroken by the story.

When they reached out to the shelter wishing to help the separated buddies, the staff passed on what little information the teen listed about himself in the surrender form.

With the help of several community members, officers from the Senatobia Police Department managed to locate the teen. He also found a place to stay, allowing him to reunite with his beloved companion.

Photo Credit: Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter

Kris shared, “He’s able to go someone’s house and be with them for a while while he gets his life back on track.”

A local Methodist church, as well as the shelter, is accepting donations to help the family caring for Jada and her teenage owner. The church can be contacted at 662-562-5214. Donations can also be sent to Senatobia Tate County Shelter, 909 EF Hale Dr Senatobia MS 38668, or through [email protected] for PayPal.

Source: sunny skyz


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