A brokenhearted owner surrendered his six-month-old Labrador retriever puppy to the Harris County Animal Shelter on Saturday. The puppy, named Taz was dressed in his Christmas sweater. A volunteer at the shelter was present when Taz and another dog were surrendered. Their heartbreaking story is reported as follows:
Ali Gallegos Harris County Animal Shelter Pets In Need
“I was there when Taz was surrendered with his mom yesterday because their owner had to leave the country to care for his mother, her health deteriorated and they’re facing hospice care. The owner begged his friends in town to pet sit but no one wanted to help. The owner sat outside the shelter crying and holding tight these two dogs and begging them for forgiveness. Then once he handed them over to the shelter staff, he was crying more while looking at the kennel admission forms with their intake pictures. It was so heartbreaking seeing a tough man cry and it was so disappointing knowing none of his friends/family offered to help him with Cookie and Taz.”
Taz is an owner surrender, and therefore can be adopted immediately. The adoption fee is $50 dogs, $80 puppies, $20 cats, $35 kittens (includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, rabies and microchip) Seniors and military ½ off adoption fee. A Facebook page can be followed by clicking here. Please share Taz’ plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.
(Photos and video of dog wearing Christmas sweater and Cookie courtesy of volunteers for Harris County Animal Shelter Pets in Need)
The Harris County Animal Shelter is located at 612 Canino Road in Houston, Texas. Additional photos of the pets can be seen here:
Please call the shelter staff with questions: 281-999-3191; Press 0
Check out Taz’ short video here: 499093 (description included)
Check out Cookie’s short video here: 499090 (description included)
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