Boy and his dog leave on cemetery days before Christmas

Boy and his dog leave on cemetery days before Christmas

There is nothing stronger than the bond between a child and their dog. Even when everything goes wrong, having each other is comforting for them.

A 3-year-old boy named Tony and his dog were abandoned in an Ohio cemetery just two days before Christmas. They were all alone in the cold and had to take care of themselves. But luckily they had each other in those difficult moments. And not long after that, help came to give the duo the Christmas they deserved. Despite everything, Tony remained a smiling and happy boy all along.

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Alone for the holidays

A witness saw a blue car with Tony and his dog rush out of the cemetery. The driver didn’t stop or hesitate, leaving the 3 year old boy and his furry friend alone in a scary place. The witness quickly called 9-1-1 and waited with them for help.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they were unable to catch the dog. But they brought Tony with them and asked him some questions. Unfortunately, he didn’t know his parents’ last names, but gave them as much information as possible.

The Hinckley Police Department posted a photo of Tony on Facebook and asked if anyone knew him. A relative saw the photo and contacted Tony’s father. His father revealed that Tony’s mother had custody of him when the incident occurred. The father was very cooperative when the police investigated what had happened.

Tony is currently under care until the situation is resolved. The officers also returned to the cemetery with Tony’s father to catch the runaway dog. Fortunately, Tony’s furry friend was still there and his father was able to get him to safety. However, it is unclear where exactly the dog is now. Some sources say he currently lives at a local animal shelter while others say the father is currently looking after him. In any case, he will be properly looked after.

Overwhelming amounts of support

Many people were moved by this story and wanted to help Tony in every possible way. Several families have offered to adopt him, but officials still don’t have enough information to decide where Tony will end up. However, the police were happy to accept presents for the boy with the big smile.

By Christmas Eve, the police station lobby was filled with Christmas presents for Tony. While this Christmas wasn’t ideal for him or his dog, officials handed the boy’s gifts over in hopes of making his Christmas party a little brighter. Jeremy Lowe was one of the many people who resonated with Tony’s story because he was also in care as a kid during the holiday season.

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“A little boy and his dog, Christmas time. You know, as heartless as it gets, ”said Lowe. “I hope he’s young enough that he won’t wear this for the rest of his life.”

No charges have been filed yet and officials are working hard to get Tony in the best possible life situation. But no matter what, he should be allowed to stay with his dog. His dog is probably one of the few things he is familiar with, so it would be comforting for the two to stay together. Hopefully that will happen in the end.

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