When Darla’s owner had to move into a relative’s home and care for a sick family member, she had to surrender her beloved dog to the Harris County Animal Shelter. Tragically, the devoted owner had no choice, and in this situation hearts are broken for both Darla and her human. The following was posted on the Facebook page for Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers:
“If this doesn’t break your heart I don’t know what will! Darla’s owner had to move into take care of a sick, elderly family member. She brought her in with $90 and a note that read, “please forgive me!” Review date Dec 28th. Poor Darla! I feel so bad for her owners too. Sometimes we don’t know all the circumstances around why people have to give up their animals, but this instance sure does hurt to hear.
Her owner said she was nothing but an angel the eight years she has had her since she was a puppy!”
Comments referencing this dog indicates she gets along with other dogs. Click here for her Pet Harbor listing.”I am ready to go!My name is DARLA. I am a spayed female, fawn and white Boxer mix. The shelter staff think I am about 7 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 08, 2016.” For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Ask for information about animal ID number A473752.
Please share this girl’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact Harris County Animal Shelter located at 612 Canino Road, Houston, TX 77076. Information about donating to a particular animal can be found here.
(Photo of Darla ‘please forgive me’ via Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers)
Check out Darla’s video here: