Bella is another of the dogs found in the cardboard box outside the Toronto Humane Society and transferred to Toronto Animal Services. She was adopted just this past weekend.
Accompanying the dogs in the box was a notebook with what looked like breeder's comments on each of the dogs. The handwriting was girlish: big round printed letters in different coloured inks with decorative flourishes and happy faces. It was a record of when and how often each dog had been bred and when they could be bred again. There was a sense of affection from the words mixed in with the exploitation diary of the dogs.
It's a strange thing to leave behind. Did the owner think the THS might be interested in breeding the dogs themselves and she was just being helpful? She writes about the dogs like they're family but one doesn't put their family in a box and deposit them at a stranger's doorstep. I wonder what the story was. I wonder if there was sadness here in letting the dogs go or if this was a simple business decision.