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Man Picks Up Dog Running On The Road, Finds A Note On Her Neck

Last month, Lionel Vytialingam was at the grocery store getting groceries when he heard blaring horns. Turning to where the sound was coming from, he then noticed a small dog “weaving in and out of traffic.” Alarmed, he rushed in his car and began to follow the dog down the street.

“She had no idea what she was doing or where she was going,” Vytialingam told The Dodo. “There were cars and bikes going along the street and she was walking right into them like she thought they were family.”

When he got finally close to the dog, Vytialingam pulled over, and outstretched his arms. The dog, upon noticing, approached him.

As the dog approached, Vytialingam noticed a soggy note folded over a rubber band around her neck. 
“I'd never come across a flimsy paper note tied around a dog's neck that way,” Vytialingam said. “I hoped it would be some form of contact information — some way for me to get the little dog back to some home that was looking anxiously for her.”

Unfortunately, it wasn’t — what he found out was a heartbreaking paper note written in the dog’s voice.

"I broke down in tears," Vytialingam wrote on Facebook. "Probably wasn't a good sight for all the passing vehicles."

After reading the letter…

Vytialingam scooped up the little dog and placed her in his car. At home, it took Siggy a few hours to warm up to Vytialingam, but once she did, she wouldn’t let him out of her sight. 

More about this story over at The Dodo.

(Image Credit: Lionel Keith Vytialingam/ Facebook)

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Glad the dog got a good home, but it makes me sick the original owner thought this was the best solution rather than give the dog to a shelter. She easily could have been hit by a car and killed.
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