A dog named Wall-E, from the hit Disney movie, was first adopted from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) back in 2015.
Everyone was happy and thought that Wall-E had found his forever family and home. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The poor dog was returned to the same shelter three years later. With him, Wall-E had two garbage bags that carried his bed and all his toys.
The shelter explained in a post that the family’s decision to return the dog was a hard one, and that the family members were heartbroken and in tears when they dropped him off.
“This guy deserves a forever family who won’t give up on him. Please don’t bash his previous owners though. We don’t know the whole story. What we do know is the owner was heartbroken and crying. It was hard to finally help them leave. The staff was crying with the owners. We don’t believe this decision was taken lightly.”
“He was surrendered by his family because they did not have enough time for him. He was very scared. In his kennel, he would bark and bark.” Jordan Bader, the manager of the shelter’s Facebook page, told The Dodo.
The shelter posted a picture of Wall-E with his belongings on their Facebook page with a plea for a new home for the poor dog. The heartbreaking picture went viral.
“Here is Wall-E when he was getting surrendered by his owner. They brought all his stuff.. like it was gonna be there with him 2 months later in his kennel.” The staff wrote on the picture.
Two months after the picture was posted, a woman, named Lynn Lee, saw the post and heard about Wall-E’s story.
Lynn Lee made her way to the shelter and met the viral star. She fell in love with Wall-E instantly and decided to adopt him immediately.
Lynn Lee even brought her other dog along who formed an instant friendship with his new brother. Now, Wall-E has a home with a beautiful family that adores him.