This beautiful white puppy was found locked in a wire cage in a park

On Friday, May 25th, a few people, were casually strolling around the park in Chillicothe, Ohio, when they discovered a locked wire cage with a beautiful white dog trapped inside. But if that wasn’t shocking enough, what they discovered after approaching the puppy caused a huge amount of distress – she was covered in hand-scrawled messages that were written all over her white fur in black permanent marker.

One side of her body read “FREE”

One side of her body read “FREE”, and the other said “I am a gift from God”. “Good home only” was written on her forehead. The people who found her didn’t wait long to call the police, and soon she was taken in by Ross County Humane Society who renamed her Marvella (a reference to the French word “merveille” which means “miracle”). The society instantly took responsibility to care for the poor puppy and find her a new, loving home.

“Good home only” was written on her forehead

“Marvella was given a bath to remove as much of the permanent marker as possible, and spent the day in the office with the shelter staff getting lots of treats and attention,” wrote Ross County Humane Society in a Facebook post. “She has received her first round of vaccines and will be available for adoption later this week.”

She was taken in by Ross County Humane Society

They renamed her Marvella

“Marvella was given a bath to remove as much of the permanent marker as possible

Although the pup was understandably shy at first, she quickly brightened up and started to communicate with other dogs and the shelter staff.

Marvella started to communicate with other dogs and the shelter staff

Since the story appeared on the internet, Marvella has received tons of applications from potential future families.

Lots of families enquired about taking Marvella home

A few days ago, Brittany May, one of the staff members of Ross County Humane Society, updated her Facebook post saying that Marvella had finally been adopted by a beautiful local family.

“While this certainly isn’t the worst case we’ve ever seen and are thankful that Marvella was otherwise healthy, we hope that this serves as a reminder that there are always other options before abandonment,” writes May.

“Marvella’s story is a happy one but thousands of other dogs across the county don’t have such a happy ending.”