UPDATE: Rescued! “Thanks to all of you sharing , this amazing rescue stepping up , Bridget Blitsch, Janet Weismantel Thomas and staff at San Bernardino City Shelter , Toots was scooped up at 5 pm as Shelter was closing .
Toots is so very scared but grateful she didn’t sleep at shelter one night 😉
Rescued at close of business by amazing rescue; Chiquita’s Friends Rescue,
Meet Toots – the heartbroken Beagle, who by far is having the worst day of her life. Her family surrendered the friendly pup, they adopted in Hawaii six-years ago, to go on vacation for several weeks. On Saturday, Toots was led into the high kill San Bernardino City Animal Shelter. Her photo reveals the panic in her eyes. Animal advocate and shelter volunteer Andrea Neyses tells the dog’s story:
“Today I saw the most selfish of humans! Going on vacation in a week or so giving up their family member Toots who they adopted six years ago in Hawaii. That’s not the worst of it; they got a new dog they are taking with them. Who can look in her face and know you’re their whole world and still walk away?,” questioned Andrea. “You have a real nice vacation. I bit my lip.”
A Facebook page for Toots can be followed here or here. TOOTS ID (#A504559) is described as a six-year-old female, spayed Beagle mix. Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. (Please note there has not been any information offered about the new dog – whether the family already owned the puppy or just adopted it.) Advocates want to concentrate on finding a loving home or qualified rescue organization for Toot as quickly as possible. Emotions are riding high – which is to be expected, however the rescue world is coming together to help a dog in need. Funds are being pledged for an approved rescue organization.
Unfortunately, the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter is closed on Sunday and Monday and no more adoptions are permitted today. For further information contact:
(Photos and video of Toots the Beagle courtesy of Andrea Neyses)
San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304
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Toots’ brief video as she was being surrendered: