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Abandoned dog found tied to tree with heartbreaking note saying ‘my dad lost his job and home from Covid’

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AN abandoned dog has been found with a heartbreaking note attached to her collar pleading for a forever home.

The gut-wrenching note explains how the German-Australian Shepherd cross named Roadie was surrendered after her owner lost everything "due to coronavirus" in Indiana.

Roadie was found by authorities tied to a tree, and has since been handed over to the Johnson County Animal Shelter - with the pup's story quickly going viral.

The note said: "Hi my name is Roadie. My dad lost his job and soon his home from Covid-19. Please pray for him and give him hope that I will find a good home.”

The tear-jerking note goes on to explain how Roadie, a rescue from a litter of ten, loves lamb and rice and chew toys - but will tear apart anything with a squeaker.

It said she's "full of energy too," and was very much loved.

The note added: "I was a spoiled girl, my dad gave me my own couch to lay on and my own memory foam bed."

It continued: "Please if you find me give me a good home and love and maybe a friend. I love children and play well with other dogs."

The Johnson County Animal Shelter said they have been inundated with interest for Roadie after posting snaps of the adorable pooch online, with more than 20 people ready to adopt her.

Roadie's listing reads: "This sweet girl had a note attached to her collar that in short said, Roadie had been sent out in the world to find her new home.

“Luckily, she made it safely to the shelter unharmed."

According to the ASPCA, some 6.5million pets enter animal shelters across the States each year.

And economic hardship throughout the pandemic has sparked fears owners could abandon their animals in droves as they're forced to choose between their livelihoods and life-long friends.

In Spain - which was hard-hit by the virus and could now be seeing a second wave, the number of dogs being abandoned spiked by 25 per cent.

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