When Patricia Polites opened the post office in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, on Monday morning, she was met with an unexpected delivery.
An hour and a half into her shift, a customer banged on the door to say there was a small animal in the lobby. Polites rushed out to find a tiny black Chihuahua huddled in the corner of the room, shivering. The little black dog was all alone — no tags, leash or food.
“He was so scared, but the sweetest little thing,” Polites told The Dodo. “I went to reach for him and he didn’t jump or anything. So I picked him up, and he just put his head on my shoulder and cried. It was the saddest thing.”
Polites returned to the back office, and placed the dog in a laundry basket with food and water. Then she went about searching for the frail dog’s owner.