When St. Louis animal shelter shared a heartbreaking letter from a cancer patient about her dog on their Facebook page. Many kind-hearted people responded to it with donations and applications.
A woman lost her battle with cancer. But before she passed away, she made sure that her beloved dog named Shell whom she considered her daughter would get a loving home. So she sent a letter to the Stray Rescue of St. Louis.
“I am writing you cause I need you to take my dog, Shell. My mother adopted Shell from Stray Rescue around 2009-2010…I’ve been fighting cancer for a few months and if you’re reading this I lost my battle. I need for my baby girl to be taken care of in a home,” the letter read.
The letter clearly shows how much she was worried about her dog during her final days.
“In these days all I do is worry about what’s going to happen to her. I love this girl, she is my daughter.”
On October 1, the organization shared the letter on their Facebook page along with a special request and it read.
“Shell is now with us, safe and sound in our Executive Director, Cassady’s office. She is scared, but we will shower her with so much love. If someone has been lonely and would like to give Shell a home, with plenty of patience and understanding, please fill out an application.”
The post quickly went viral and was shared nearly 2,000 times. Many people commented on the post that they had completed the application to adopt Shell.
Amazingly just 3 days after the post, On October 4 the organization confirmed that Shell has found a forever home.
The Stray Rescue of St. Louis posted an update about Shell.
“We have a happy ending to Shell’s tragic story. As most of you know, we received a heart breaking letter on Monday. Shell came to Stray Rescue after her owner passed away. Then, a wonderful lady saw the news segment and knew it was time for her to adopt after losing her Stray Rescue dog Trenton, in July. She just felt so drawn to her. Wasting no time, she filled out an application and was here the very next morning. The two of them hit it off and she knew it was definitely the right time. She says Shell is already running the house, and that they are inseparable. We are honored to have fulfilled the final wish of her Mom, who is no longer with us. We promise she will be spoiled for the rest of her life.”