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Dog With Letter on Collar Causes Israelis to Bark at Owners’ ‘Creative’ Abandonment

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Mailo was found on a street in Kfat Tavor. Photo: Facebook.

Mailo was found on a street in Kfar Tavor. Photo: Facebook.

A stray dog found wandering the streets of a Galilean village on Saturday has sparked a fury in an Israel otherwise torn by terrorism, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Sunday.

The dog was found by an Israeli couple in Kfar Tavor with a letter attached to his collar, asking to be adopted and forgive his “parents” for no longer being able to keep him.

After posting a photo of the dog and a copy of the hand-written note on Facebook, responses were mixed, with some animal-lovers angry at the dog’s owners for sending him out into the streets, and others expressing a desire to adopt him.

The letter reads:

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my name is Mailo. My parents love me very much, but they had a baby a year and a half ago and they are now moving to a small room in the home of one of their parents. This is why they can no longer keep me (and being locked up is not an option; nature is preferable.) I also have a step-brother named Choco, who at the moment is in a kibbutz in the south. I am very well-bred. Obedient. Calm and child-loving. 10 years old. All I need is a warm corner and lots of love. My dad’s phone number is on my collar, in case you want to let him know what’s going on with me. Thanks very, very, very much.

Tons of love,



The couple who found the abandoned dog told Channel 2 that Mailo should soon be joining one of the families who have asked to adopt him. Until then, the couple is hosting him at their house.

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