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)

11 replies
    • Linda Novak says:

      This handsome boy was adopted. And, he didn’t have heartworms. They just didn’t want him anymore. How can anyone be so evil & uncaring?
      I’m so happy someone wanted him. I hope he lives happily furever after and loved in his new home.

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      • PAMELA D says:

        THIS WORLD IS FILLED UP WITH TOO MANY SICK, LOW LIFE POS AND THEY DON’T KNOW ANY BETTER. AT LEAST THIS POOR DOG WILL HAVE A BETTER LIFE. HOPEFULLY THE FAMILY WILL HAVE MANY TRAGEDIES VERY SOON IN THEIR LIFE AND NEVER BE HAPPY FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. HEARTLESS EVIL SCUMS WHICH THIS SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO THEM WHEN THEY WERE A BABY. TOO BAD THEIR MOTHER DIDN’T GIVE THEM AWAY OR THREW THEM IN THE TRASH.

  1. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    I HOPE THE EVIL POS SCUMS OWNER GETS DUMPED AND CHOKED SOMEWHERE! WHAT A MONSTER FILTH! THANK GOD THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE OUT THERE!

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  2. C Shelton says:

    He’s probably much better with his new family. If the previous owners were heartless enough to take him to the shelter, then how can we believe he was living the dream in that home? Although it was a traumatic experience for him, I’m sure he’s settling in with his new family. However, I do hope the people who were involved in his adoption will do a follow up visit. And many thanks to the family who adopted him!!! ❤️

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