It was a heartbreaking sight on Saturday afternoon as three tiny dogs tried so hard to keep their owner from dragging and surrendering them to the Miami-Dade Animal Services. The two senior Chihuahuas and their bonded friend, a tan Basenji videoed were pulled through the lobby of the shelter and tried with all their strength to put the “brakes on” with their tiny feet. Still, there didn’t seem to be much they could do as their lives are now in serious peril.
And in one stroke of the pen, the dogs were sentenced to death unless they are adopted or fostered. Here they are:
Meet Marissa A1890143: Basenji “I am a female brown and white Basenji. The shelter staff think I am about 10 years old. I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 07/26/2017.
Meet Bronx A1890147: Smooth coated Chihuahua “I am a male chocolate and white Chihuahua – Smooth Coated. The shelter staff thinks I am about 10 years old. I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 07/26/2017.
Meet Golden A1890145: Smooth coated Chihuahua “I am a female brown and white Chihuahua – Smooth Coated. The shelter staff thinks I am about 10 years old. I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 07/26/2017.
Sharing saves lives. Please note the dogs are described as “strays” in their PetHarbor descriptions. According to shelter volunteers, the dogs are listed this way to give them more time in the public eye to find homes. Surrendered pets can be euthanized at any time. Again, we do not know the circumstances the dogs were surrendered or if their owner had an emergency situation, however planning for the future of our pets in cases of dire reflect responsible ownership.
For more information about these dogs and how to adopt, contact Miami-Dade Animal Services
Pet Adoption and Protection Center
3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33166
Adopters and rescues are responsible for evaluating the dog to make sure that he or she is a good fit. We cannot be held responsible for incorrect information or health/behavior of the dogs.
Per BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), pitbulls and pitbull mixes CANNOT be adopted by Miami-Dade county residents. UDOM (Urgent Dogs of Miami) is against BSL and advocates for pitbulls but we have no control over this legislation.
MDAS website: http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/
(Video by Nadia Lu Bass)
(Photos of the dogs dragging via Pet Harbor and Urgent Dogs of Miami)
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The video of the owner dragging the dogs into the shelter: