A dog was left wandering the streets after his owner died due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Luckily, he has found a new owner thanks to a moving note attached to his collar.
Chester was pictured sadly staring at the floor as people stroke his head and read the note that was left hanging from his neck.
"Hello, my name is Chester," the note reads. "Please help me. My owner passed away from Covid-19 and I have nowhere to go, do not ignore me."
The note had been placed around Chester's neck by other traders who knew he had been left by himself. They were hoping it would help to find him a new home.
Luckily, Chester was spotted by animal shelter manager Nataly Oblitas. She also works in the market selling accessories and animal food for the rescue organization called Huellitas Felices Peru.
According to Oblitas, they took Chester after talking to traders on other market stalls. They found out that the dog had been alone since his owner died.
Chester was immediately taken to the shelter. There, the dog's story and the sad note led many people on social media to inquire and offer to give him a new home.
He had already found an owner and moved into his new home within one day.
Chester was also taken to the vets for a checkup, where they found out that the dog was sick. He has ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne disease that was affecting his vision.
However, there is nothing to worry about because they are doing everything they can to make Chester well. With so many people wanting to adopt Chester, he had already found an owner and moved into his new home within one day.
Meanwhile, in New York, a 9-year-old poodle named Che-Che was also left homeless after both of her owners passed away from COVID-19.
Earlier in April, Che-Che was turned over to the Monmouth County SPCA after her owners died. Her story made national news.
The shelter, on the other hand, received many inquiries about her. According to the dog's new owner, she is very grateful to have Che-Che in her life.
She added that she feels so blessed that the dog will be returning home with her. The new owner called Che-Che "a little doll."