Paralyzed Dog Left on Shelter Doorstep With Heartbreaking note

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FLORIDA - "Please help my Genie," were the first words of a note found next to a paralyzed puppy left on the doorstep of a Florida animal shelter. The rest of the note left workers at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay absolutely heartbroken.

According to WFLA, Genie was left by her owner, who could no longer take care of her in the condition she was in.

The note with Genie read:

"Please help my Genie. Genie (her name) is paralyzed from I believe her hips to her hind legs. I tried to manage her pain with medication from her vet but they only ease her pain and she needs surgery. I cannot afford so I ask that the Animal Health Center heal her and find her a loving forever home. Thank you."

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay immediately started looking for a way to help Genie with the medical care she needed.

The shelter shared that on Friday they raised more than $20,000 for their animals, including Genie.

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