‘Jerk of the week’ surrenders 15-year-old dog to shelter because he was moving

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On October 4, Shaq was surrendered to the San Bernardino City Animal Control because his owner moved into a new apartment whose policy prohibits large dogs. The unaltered male tan and black Chow Chow mix is 15-years-old. His chances of being adopted about about “zero,” angry shelter volunteers called out. Try to explain to Shaq why his owner, dubbed “jerk of the week,” abandoned him; no one has yet been able to logically explain to any of the volunteers who fight the endless battle for these loyal pets. Who can explain the betrayal they all must feel as they too often sit and wait to be euthanized in the busy, overcrowded shelter? For sure, they don’t want to die.

Perhaps you can help? Click here for Shaq’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Shaq and I am an unaltered male, tan and black Chow Chow mix. Shelter staff think I am about 15 years old. I have been at the shelter since Oct 04, 2017.” For more information about the adoption process, click here: Animal Control. Note that the last adoption will start at 4:30 pm. For more information about this animal, call: San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304
Ask for information about animal ID number A508460.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook page advocating for his rescue can be followed here. Help Shaq forget the “jerk of the week” who just dropped him off and  didn’t care enough to search for an apartment that permitted larger dogs.

Check out his video by Cindy Willis. Look how great he looks for an older guy. Please give this boy a chance. He was even wagging his tail at the volunteer while she was videoing him:

10/10/17 update: SHAQ HAS BEEN RESCUED*****************************************************************************SURRENDERED BY HIS OWNER AT AGE FIFTEEN (15) BECAUSE HIS NEW APARTMENT POLICY DOESN'T ALLOW LARGE DOGS!Shaq is now in the shelter and his chances of being adopted are about ZERO#A508460My name is Shaq and I am an unaltered male, tan and black Chow Chow mix. Shelter staff think I am about 15 years old. My owner dumped me here on Oct 04, 2017.PetHarbor link:http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=SBCT.A508460For more information about this animal, call:San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304Ask for information about animal ID number A508460

Posted by Lois Chisholm on Saturday, October 7, 2017

12 replies
  1. jeanette says:

    what a jerk, moron that guy is, well hopefully he will get kicked out of his apt for not paying rent, somewhere down the road. there are apts that take large pets, all you have to do it look!

  2. Pamela Bolton says:

    People like that should be banned FOR LIFE from having any animals. No more heart than that doesn’t deserve an animals loyelty

  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    Another Cold and Callus Sociopath! Who care for only ONE HIMSELF!!!! This lovely older gentleman dog wasn’t even neutered to help prevent cancer, make him a more mellow dog and easier to rehome.. because of the narcissistic Self Centered SOB… I Hope a family that wants and older dog to accompany them will take a chance on Shaq.. He deserves much better in his Senior Years!!!

    • Diana Roby says:

      If a volunteer did release a photo or identified the pos owner and the owner was harassed by anyone and the pos sued, the shelter would probably ban the volunteer and possibly all volunteers meaning there would be no one at the shelter advocating for the dogs which could/would lead to more dogs being destroyed. At least, that’s my long winded guess.

  4. Red says:

    WE NEED A NATIONAL REGISTRY. YOU ABUSE, abandon, surrender or kill an animal and your name is on it. You will never adopt, purchase or live in the same home as an animal ever again!!!!

  5. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Totally agree but what’s to prevent people giving fake names when they surrender or worse yet abandon? We need to come up with something that is foolproof!

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    I have a much better word than ‘jerk’ for this hunk of sludge that dumped a 15 year old dog – no way do I believe he/she rented an apartment not knowing it prohibited large dogs – that is a whole bunch of bullshit. This poor dog will more than likely be euthanized considering he is in San Bernardino’s Dog Death Row which does not deserve the title of ‘shelter’ nor does this hunk of sewer slime deserve to be called an ‘owner’ – I would love five minutes w/them – it wouldn’t be pleasant – at least for them.


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