According to Wednesday's KTLA 5 News, a senior dog who was left at an animal control facility in Baldwin Park, Calif., earlier this month, will be reunited with his guardians.
The dog, named "Harley," had been left at the animal control facility with a sad note stating:
We are both seniors, sick with no money. We cannot pay for vet bills, or to put him to sleep. He has never been away from us in all those years, he cannot function without us, please put him to sleep.
Harley, who was later determined to actually be "Otto" did not die at the facility - he was saved by Toby Wisneski, the CEO and founder of Leave No Paws Behind.
Fortunately, the 13-year-old dog was not as far gone as his prior guardians believed - in fact, after being evaluated and treated by veterinarians at the East Valley Veterinary Clinic, it was determined that he likely has a few more years left in him.
Wisneski set out to find the elderly dog's guardians and shortly thereafter, this comment was posted to the rescue agency's Facebook page:
We asked his humans to please contact us AND I have just gotten off the phone with them!!! They sent me this picture with him where he is in the little shirt we found him in AND have given us the information on the vets that have taken care of Otto all his life!!!!
His name is " Otto Wolfgang Maximus" and we can't wait to let him know that we have located his loving mommy and daddy! We will have more information and there will be an updated story
The reunion is expected to take place on March 28.
Follow the rescue that saved Otto's life here.
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