Ironic twist: Owner arrested and puppy knows his own crate as ‘jail’

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An adorable and extremely clever German shepherd puppy knows his own crate as jail. “Go to jail” the puppy’s owner would yell, and the seven-month-old  would run into his crate and sit. Ironically, Sonny’s owner was subsequently arrested and landed in jail. A volunteer from the Carson Animal Care Center in California tells the dog’s sad story:

“His owner is in jail, and he abandoned this puppy he called Baby Boy. His neighbors brought him into the shelter, and they say he is a smart, sweet, amazing puppy great with everyone. He is also crate trained, and when his owner wants him to go into his crate he would say ironically “GO TO JAIL” and Baby Boy would do it.. He needs help fast.”

Click here for this puppy’s PetHarbor link. “I am described as a male, brown and white German Shepherd Dog. The shelter thinks I am about 7 months old.
I have been at the shelter since Apr 12, 2017. I am not yet neutered. I will be available on 4/16. You can visit me at my temporary home at C348.  For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5049752. A Facebook page advocating for this puppy’s rescue can be followed here.  If interested in fostering this dog, and you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County, email CarsonfosterS@gmail.com ASAP to request an application. 

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
310.523.9566

(Photos and videos courtesy of Baby in jail via Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

Check out his video. What an amazing puppy, but he is so frightened. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. (Please note he has also been referred to as Sonny)

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11 replies
  1. Kathleen Drude says:

    When you have little ones who depend on you it means acting like you got sense! That means not doing anything that’s going to get you in a place where you can’t take care of them!

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  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Everyone should have a plan for if something happens to you. I cringe thinking this beautiful pup in is in Carson especially since he is so scared and the Los Angeles Animal Control have said they won’t be allowing dogs that don’t pass their temperament tests be adopted or pulled by rescues. Keeping him in my prayers.

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  3. Cynthia Como says:

    OMG! I find this so heartbreaking and upsetting! Are they keeping this puppy outside in the sun,where is a water dish and something to lay on? What the heck is going on here? Who the heck is dragging this poor puppy?

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  4. Me' says:

    Omg, poor dog to land at the cacc. As good as he is, just showing fear will be the cause for them to murder him. Hopefully one of his family members will step up and save him. Sorry the owner landed in jail but taking him there is a death sentence.

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