Owner orders 6-year-old shepherd euth’ed as dog cries and tries to follow family

UPDATE: Macadoodle has been adopted and is settling in with his new family. Many thanks to everyone who shared this dog’s story. Please consider putting the same effort into more dogs at risk.

Surrendered to the San Antonio Animal Care Services on Friday, the owners of a handsome six-year-old German shepherd requested their dog be euthanized because he had heartworms. Paddy Lepley Alexander Hearts broke at the shelter as volunteers and staff watched the dog cry as he desperately tried to follow his family out the door as they left. Even more tragic – the dog tested negative for heartworms.

The shelter has not evaluated the dog’s dispostion and have limited information since he just arrived. A Facebook thread hoping to help with his immediate rescue can be found here.

Owner surrenders requesting the dogs be euthanized are usually taken to the back and are killed immediately, so this poor pup doesn’t have much time. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. If able to adopt or foster, contact Animal Care Services at ACSRESCUE-FOSTER@sanantonio.gov (ACSRESCUE-FOSTER @ sanantonio.gov) for more information about this lovely dog and to try to help him out of his predicament.

Make sure to reference A380736. He is being housed in Building 4.

(Photo courtesy of Paddy Lepley Alexander)

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