They Left Their Couch On The Curb When They Moved Out, But When A Neighbor Examines It...

It wasn't the only possession they abandoned.

Something inevitably gets left behind during the moving process.

Something inevitably gets left behind during the moving process.Yelp

Packing everything you own to make a new home elsewhere is as stressful as it sounds! You could have the most organized boxing and labeling system, yet still struggle to find everything when it's time to unpack. Some items are never found at all, misplaced in the chaos of the transition. The good news is these missing knick-knacks tend to be trivial things, like socks, a toothbrush, or  a bottle of cologne. People pack their most important possessions with great care and will deliver them to their new home in their own vehicle rather than a moving van when possible.

Well, *most* people do. One Phoenix, Arizona, family neglected to load one of the most precious possessions anyone could own. The sad part: They seem to have abandoned this particular belonging on purpose...  

The day after the family drove away for the last time, a neighbor popped over to take a closer look at the couch they'd left for trash pickup.

The day after the family drove away for the last time, a neighbor popped over to take a closer look at the couch they'd left for trash pickup.Facebook: Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson simply wanted to see if the piece of furniture was salvageable but was shocked and deeply disturbed to discover the couch wasn't the only item the former residents had tossed to the curb. There was something sunk into the cushions, and the look on its face broke her heart.

It was their 3-year-old pit bull...

It was their 3-year-old pit bull...Facebook: Amy Nelson

Instead of welcoming their pet into their new home, they'd cruelly left him without one at all. Nelson snapped some pictures of the sad scene and took to social media to shame her negligent former neighbors, calling them out by name. The post immediately flooded with impassioned responses—messages of support she'd never anticipated! 

As for the original owners...

As for the original owners...Facebook: Amy Nelson

Because Nelson didn't shy away from posting their full names on social media, the dog's former family is in hot water. Aside from ruined reputations, they could very well face animal cruelty charges. Fortunately, all of the attention the story received from the press and through social media turned into a silver lining for the precious pup. His stay at a local animal shelter was short-lived because he was adopted right away! The actions of the original owners are heartbreakingly baffling, but we're so thankful this dog got the happy ending he deserved.

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