A California rescue group penned a scathing open letter to the owner of an abandoned dog.
"Dear The Callous POS owner of this dog,” the letter began. “He waited for you. He hadn't left the place you made him stay. He was being a good dog.
“He stayed close to the last place he saw his favorite person in the world. He thought you were coming back,” the letter read.
“Your dog has been freezing, hungry, and scared for days because you are a heartless piece of c---,” they wrote.
The group said that the dog, which they’re calling Banjo, was so hungry he was eating sticks when they found him.
Banjo was finally persuaded to come closer and eat from the rescuers’ hands. But when he was coaxed into their car and they began driving away, “he howled the most painful howl I have ever heard. It was the sound of his heart breaking,” they wrote.
The group wrote on its Facebook page that the dog is doing well, and that they’ve already gotten inquiries from people who want to adopt him.
“Thank you all for your kindness and helping us to get the word out that behavior like this POS is unacceptable!” wrote the group.