No loyalty here: Owner dumps 17-year-old dachshund at shelter

Update 4/29/17: Safe with Frosted Faces Foundation!

On Tuesday afternoon, a very sweet 17-year-old neutered dachshund mix was surrendered to the busy open admission’s San Bernardino City Animal Shelter. No loyalty here – sadly stated shelter volunteer Andrea Neyses as she tried to calm the frightened, shivering dog as his family walked away from him for the last time.

His name is Henry, and how does anyone explain to a dog his lifetime loyalty to his family has been truly exploited? A Facebook page to follow Henry’s plight can be found here and here. When inquiring about Henry, make sure to reference A503100. All questions about fostering or adopting must be addressed to:

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304

Share Henry’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and videos  of dog with “no loyalty here” courtesy of Andrea Neyses)

Check his video here:

Posted by Andrea Neyses on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

43 replies
  1. Sheri says:

    Poor sweet Henry. He looks so scared and confused. I pray someone will step up and help this sweet boy . He doesn’t deserve this. Shame on the people who dumped him there!!!!!!!!

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  2. pamela bolton says:

    ANIMALS ARE NOT EXPENDABLE just because you want something new. I wish OWNERS were though because they are the biggest infection this world has. Hope your children treat you they way you just treated this dog.

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  3. Sara-Patricia Ann Mason says:

    Bless little Henry’s heart, and damn those heartless people. I just cannot imagine the mindset of people who can do that without a backward glance. I would adopt him in a heartbeat if I lived in your area. I’m too old and infirm, but I’d love to have him. I’ll pray he finds a great, loving forever home. God does love his little creatures. If He knows when a sparrow falls……

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  4. Pam says:

    The seniors hurt the worste !!! What is wrong with this pic??? Heart breaking again. I have a hard time with people more and more.

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  5. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    This is so sad. HOW Could anyone do this. They deserve to be thrown in the cage and left there. Poor Baby. PLEASE HELP HIM!!!!

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  6. debor33 says:

    People that do this make me sick….so whoever you are that dropped this precious baby in a shelter where he doesn’t know anyone should be ashamed of yourself …..don’t ever get another pet again because pets are for life…..this precious boy is scared to death….

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  7. LESLIE says:

    Poor Henry, there is way too many people living in our throw away world. I would give anything to have had any of my dogs live to be 17 or have them for 17 years (I’ve only had rescue adult, young adult and senior dogs just 3 puppies)
    Someone show this lil old man how valuable he is. I hear frosted faces and suzied seniors (or something close to that) is a big help for seniors.
    Someone save him. …

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  8. Helen says:

    What’s wrong with these people? So sad. Henry, I’m sorry your family betrayed you and only hope you find a loving home to live out your golden years.

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  9. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    J’espère que quand ils seront vieux, ils seront jetés comme ils ont jeté cette pauvre âme innocente.
    Donnez une vraie famille à ce coeur brisé. Merci.

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  10. Elaine Briden says:

    I fucking hate people???????????????????????????????????????????? ….cruel, heartless bastards….hope the abusers and deserters succumb to an excruciating , long horrible death

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  11. Linda Patton says:

    How callous and horrific! To simply throw away a family member who’s loved you for 17 years is to much for my brain to comprehend. Poor Henry doesn’t understand, he has no idea why his people aren’t there, why his home is gone, his bed, toys, bowl…. I’m quite sure he’s totally confused and scared. What kind of person could do such a thing? What kind of person could leave him alone like that? My heart is breaking for him… I’m asking everyone I know who does rescue if they can foster this baby, if they can give him a forever home. Henry’s elder years should be spent in his home, in his bed around the only family he knew. He should not be scared in a unfamiliar place that’s not his, a noisy place, cold, barking dogs, uncaring hands. I hope his humans suffer horrifically for doing this! I’m beyond disbelief! Can anyone help him? Can anyone give him a home? Please, won’t any of you out there in the world have sympathy for this baby??? I’m willing to send $25.00 monthly to help with his care!!!

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  12. Jp Christensen says:

    THIS IS SO PATHETIC. THIS LOVING DOXIE GAVE HIS LIFE AS A COMPANION. NOW BECAUSE GETTING OLDER THROWN. AWAY A PET IS NOT A DISPOSABLE. ITEM. WTF US WRONG THOSE PEOPLE
    I STILL WEEP OVER HAVING TO PUT MY POOR MIN PINN TO SLEEP BECAUSE OF CANCER
    I TRULY WISH I LIVED BACK IN VENICE BEACH AND WOULD RESCUE THIS POOR DOG I TRULY WISH A COMPASSIONATE LOVING SOUL Will RESCUE. This LITTLE GUY

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  13. Nancy Raymond says:

    ANYONE that would dump a 17 year old dog for ANY reason is inhumane – I DO hope that these cruel so called ‘owners’ are dumped in a third rate nursing home and left to wallow in their own feces, urine and bedsores – they deserve it. PLEASE some kind caring person step up and adopt Henry and give his remaining years one of compassion and love. He sure never had it before.

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  14. John says:

    Don’t these IDIOT’S know that once you have a Pet, they are yours for Life. They are Family not something you throw away like Trash. Karma will get you in the End you stupid Idiot.

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  15. Gil Lee says:

    What a bunch of creeps! If I lived there I would get Henry in a heartbeat! I own a 7 yr old dashound and if I even leave her overnight she’s a wreck! They should never be able to adopt again! Talk about cruelty!

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  16. Stormy Wallace says:

    How can family do this? Hurts my heart, honestly. Please someone come forward and rescue little thing. I wish I was closer, I would definitely foster….

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  17. dd says:

    if you can get him to me on east coast i will take him. i have a 15 yr old chi/doxie/terrier mix with 6 teeth and 3 usable legs that looks jut like him. a rescue from another CA rescue.

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  18. Kathleen Drude says:

    This has gotten way out of hand, you have a pet its for the life of that pet not until they get old! What the hell kind of people are these? Its become epidemic with people bringing senior pets to a shelter and leaving them there! Get a grip, what goes around comes around! If you have children they are going to take you to a nursing home and walk away!

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    • Linda Patton says:

      I’m beyond happy to read Henry has been rescued! My heart is jumping with joy!!! Now sweet Henry can get the love he so deserves and needs. Thank you to whom ever rescued him. Please love him deeply and help him overcome the hurt he suffered at being abondened… bless you both.

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  19. Meghan says:

    oh he looks so scared, how can a person leave their ‘child’ to strangers, how horrible of them for not loving this innocent, adorable being. so sad, so sad

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  20. Joanne says:

    God bless and thank you to the wonderful and compassionate person (angel) who rescued sweet Henry. I pray Henry will heal emotionally from being abandoned and betrayed by his previous heartless and cruel owners. Henry, I wish you happiness, lots of pampering, peace, and joy in your heart with your new loving family. Henry, I’m praying that your golden years will be filled with beautiful times, fun toys, yummy treats, delicious canned food, a cozy warm bed, dog park trips, and endless love, hugs, cuddles, and kisses. Henry, you are dearly loved. May God bless and protect you always, precious pooch. ♥️????????????????????♥️

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