Kennel worker’s viral Facebook post aims to end animal abuse

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ALTUS, Okla. — A kennel worker in Oklahoma posted a photo on Facebook and a wrote a message aimed at ending animal cruelty.

The photo shows seven black industrial-sized trash bags on a shelter floor with the kennel doors open. But there are no dogs.

The post was written by Michelle Boggs, a kennel worker at Altus City Animal Control. It was written in the voice of a dog who was surrendered to a kennel and had to be put down.

“I died today, ” the post by Michelle Boggs began. “You got tired of me and took me to the shelter.

“They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. … Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. …

“Would I still be at home if I hadn’t barked? I was only saying, ‘I’m scared, I’m lonely, I’m here, I’m here! I want to be your best friend.’

“Would I still be at home if I hadn’t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn’t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days. …”

“I died today. Love, Your Puppy”

The photo has been shared more than 20,000  since it was posted Friday.