Update 5/22/17: Electra has been adopted – safe and out of the building!
Meet Electra – a two-year-old dog who was left at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California, on May 17. Electra’s face speaks volumes – she realizes that she has been left behind at the animal shelter, she realizes that her family is gone.
It is sadly amazing how few people actually realize (or care) about what happens to their surrendered pet – how few people truly understand the emotional impact that being left behind has on a dog.
An advocate for Electra wrote, “ELECTRA represents the face of sadness and reality in the shelters. Sometimes I would like to understand owners surrendering their animals and I don’t like to judge them but when you see how the dogs come to the receiving department with their happy faces and they stand all proud I just can’t understand.”
The change in Electra’s face from the time that her intake photo was taken, to her face inside of the kennel run, is dramatic, and heartbreaking. Upon intake, the reality of what was happening had not taken hold – obviously, a short time later this intuitive dog realized her fate.
Please share Electra’s adoption information before she becomes nothing more than a sad statistic.
Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Age (approximate): 2 years
(Subject to change) May 17, 2017
(Subject to change) May 25, 2017
Control Number: #I1272032
INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY
Link to profile at shelter here.
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