A dog was found abandoned, tied to a tree in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Friday.

Norwalk Animal Control said officers responded to the scene after a passerby saw the canine, a three-year-old pit bull, tied to the tree and immediately alerted them. Upon arrival, the officers found a note attached to the dog’s collar.

“To whomever loves dogs. She’s an amazing dog. House trained. Aug. 12 she’ll be 3 years. Human friendly. Dog friendly. All shots and a sweet heart. Her name is Annabell. Couldn’t afford her. Please help,” the note read.

This melted the hearts of several people in the area, who were ready to adopt the canine. Officials said the canine is in the care of the officers at the shelter and will be ready for adoption in one week. Officials added that they have received a lot of calls for adoption and that the canine has a bright future. For more information about adoption, people were requested to contact Norwalk Animal Shelter at 203-854-3240.

In another incident last week, a dog was found abandoned and tied to a tree on a New York interstate. Police said a Department of Transportation crew heard a dog barking in the woods when they were working on the highway. They followed the sound of the bark and found the dog leashed to a tree. Police were searching for the person responsible for the abandonment while the canine remained in the care of the Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Anyone with information about the dog or the owner was asked to contact state police at 845-677-7300.

In this image, a dog's paw reaches through the kennel fence at the Queen Anne's County Department of Animal Service in Queenstown, Maryland, Jan. 24, 2008. Getty Images/Jim Watson