Before receiving the dead dog photo, Obregon, founder of a dog rescue group called The Abandoned Ones, had gone looking for the poodle mix in a neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas. A resident had explained that the dog was running around the area as a stray, and local kids were tormenting him.
Obregon visited the neighborhood three times, but each time she couldn’t find the dog. Then she got the photo of the dog from the same resident who initially contacted her — this person thought the dog was dead as well.
“I started crying because I felt like I didn’t do enough,” Obregon said. “I felt like I wasn’t there on time to get to this dog before he ended up in this situation.”