Update 9/18/16: Toto has been adopted!
A heartbroken little dog named “Toto,” seemed to know what his fate was when he was walked into a busy California animal control agency on Friday. The three-year-old Chihuahua was taken to the Carson Animal Control, along with a bag of food, and handed over to staff who was on hand to take him away…
The moment that Toto was surrendered was captured on video and it is a heartbreaking scene to observe. Toto repeatedly jumps on his owner’s leg, seeming to implore the man to stop the madness. Toto appears to be well aware that all he knows is soon to be lost.
On Friday, the Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook page wrote:
It was very hard to watch TOTO being surrendered because it was like he knew exactly what was happening and after the camera was off he continued to try and climb up his old dad’s leg begging him not to do it.
Toto seems to be an expressive dog – in this video, he is using his body language to plead with his owner. The person who gave Toto up claims that the dog is “too vocal.” The post on Toto’s behalf reads, “He was left because they said he was too vocal, well now he isn’t saying anything. He needs help now, the Shelter is FULL! Please SHARE for his life, he is VERY special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him.”
Please help save Toto’s life by taking a moment to share his adoption information. Owner surrenders are not held for any specific length of time and can be put down for any reason.
- Petharbor link here
- TOTO – ID#A4993771
- Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566
Ask for information about animal ID number A4993771
- Facebook thread here