The Harris County Animal Shelter rescued an elderly dog who had been living with her deceased owner “for weeks.” According to the Facebook page of the Harris County Animal Shelter Pets in Need, deputies with the sheriff’s department found the body of a dead man in the home on Firesage Drive in Humble on Sunday after neighbors called authorities and asked if they could do a welfare check on the older man. People in the area had been worried after not hearing or seeing the man for weeks.
A 13-year-old greyhound dog in “good health” was found in the home and brought to the shelter. Click here for her Pet Harbor listing.
“I am a female, black and white Sighthound. The shelter staff think I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Nov 19, 2017.” 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 A497677.
The dog had not been given a name, and was listed to be on a six-day hold pending members of the family coming to claim her. On Monday evening, however the news announcement made everyone smile:
“497677 UPDATE: SO HAPPY to report she left with a rescue today!
Video shot SUNDAY 11/19. INTAKE: brought in 11/19. Such a sad story… Owner died about a month ago. This dog has been home with their deceased owner for a month. Owners body was just found today so pup was brought to shelter.”
One dog off to a rescue organization, but there are still many beautiful pets who need to share the same kind of fortune. Check out the Harris County Animal Shelter located in Houston, Texas:
www.countypets.com See pictures of ALL animals. Please call shelter staff with questions: 281-999-3191 Press 0. Phone Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) TO ADOPT you must go TO THE SHELTER: 612 Canino Road, Houston, TX 77076.
(Photo and video of elderly dog in home alone “for weeks” via Harris County Animal Shelter)
Check out the greyhound’s video – happy images.
497677 UPDATE: SO HAPPY to report she left with a rescue today! Video shot SUNDAY 11/19. INTAKE: brought in 11/19. Such a sad story… Owner died about a month ago. This dog has been home with their deceased owner for a month. Owners body was just found today so pup was brought to shelter. 🙁 http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=HRRS.A497677 I am a female. My age is unknown.We, Day of the Dogs, offer a tool to collect donations for rescue groups so they have the funds to treat/transport the animal once they pull OR to cover boarding costs to buy them time until they can find a foster or arrange transport. If you can’t adopt or foster this is a very important way in which you can help. Every $1 helps! It all adds up. Think of it as crowdfunding to save as many lives from HCAS as possible!Day of the Dog’s Donation Page Link (preferred method as it allows us to more quickly send donations to rescues and calculate donation totals): https://dotd-petsupport.fasttransact.netDonation page FAQs: https://www.dayofthedogs.org/dotd-petsupport-donation-page OR if you can only use PayPal, https://www.paypal.me/DayoftheDogs is another option (*MUST* note Animal ID or donation will go into General Fund; please note that PayPal is not designed as a donation collection tool and thus is not the preferred method)~ FOSTER! ~ DONATE! ~ VOLUNTEER!****VOLUNTEER RUN PAGE – CONTACT SHELTER WITH QUESTIONS****Location of animal: Harris County Animal Shelter – Houston Texas www.countypets.com <–shelter website. See pictures of ALL animalsPlease call shelter staff with questions: 281-999-3191 Press 0 Phone Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)TO ADOPT you must go TO THE SHELTER: 612 Canino Road, Houston, TX 77076****VOLUNTEER RUN PAGE – CONTACT SHELTER WITH QUESTIONS****
Posted by Harris County Animal Shelter Pets In Need on Sunday, November 19, 2017
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