Abandoned Dog Found with ‘Free’ and ‘Good Home Only’ Written On Body

A dog found with the words “free” and “good home only” written all over her body with a permanent marker is safe in a local shelter after a Good Samaritan found her in a park.

The dog was taken to the Ross County Humane Society in Ohio where Brittany May, the shelter manager, was so aggravated by what she saw she shared her frustration on social media:

“So I usually try to contain my self with my work life and with what I see every single day, but this just tops it off! How are you going to dump your dog, and write FREE all over it in permanent marker! I just don’t get it! Anybody know this dog? Found dumped at the armory down in the park! This is a whole new level of LOW!”

The dog now named Marvella is now being cared for at the shelter and is available for adoption.

To adopt “this sweet girl” visit the Ross County Humane Society website.

Good news update – June 2, 2018: Not only have Ross County authorities identified and charged the person they say is responsible for abandoning Marvella, Marvella has also found a forever home.

Kendra Stafford faces charges of animal cruelty and animal abandonment and is scheduled to appear in court.

As for Marvella, shortly after her rescue, the sweet Lab mix was adopted. The Ross County Humane Society is hoping that Marvella’s story will inspire others to support their local animal shelters.

Ross County Humane Society is pleased to update everyone that Marvella, the dog found in Yoctangee Park abandoned with permanent marker writing on her, has been adopted! After sorting through the hundreds of applications we received from across the nation, Linette Wrightsel and her family will be giving Marvella a loving and stable home. We would like to thank Brothers Pressure Washing & Window Clea Abandoned Dog Found with ‘Free’ and ‘Good Home Only’ Written On Bodying for donating to cover her adoption fee as well as the entire public who has donated to her care! Please remember that in any shelter on any given day there are dogs who have been given away as “free to good home” and are awaiting their forever home, just like Marvella. Please support your local animal shelters and adopt, don’t shop