A surrendered dog's hope is dwindling

Spirit nearly broken – betrayed dog losing hope after being surrendered

Update: Safe! Rescued by Karma rescue

In mid-September, a handsome, good-natured dog was walked into the Downey Animal Services facility in California and his leash was handed over to waiting staff. The six-year-old dog, named “Cynic,” was left with strangers – the people that he knew, loved and trusted turned and walked out the door.

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Months later, Cynic remains at the shelter – with each passing day, the spark fades a bit more from his expressive eyes as his spirit slowly breaks. The only time that the beautiful spark of life returns to Cynic’s eyes is when someone takes a moment to stop and talk to him – to let him know that he is not completely alone and forgotten.

On Monday, volunteer photographer John Hwang captured several images of Cynic – the poignant photos show Cynic’s dwindling hope, along with his desire to love and be loved. Hwang wrote:

He listens and he follows.
Because he believed in people.
He had a family.
That he loved and trusted.
And they brought him here to the shelter.
Where he’s been languishing for over 100 days.
It feels like an eternity. Waiting…
Why was I left here?
He may wonder.
His spirit is nearly broken.
When someone spends time with him,
a small spark of life is ignited.
But his days are dwindling, as is his hope.

Hope is fading

Cynic is running out of time – please help him find a new family, who would never consider betraying his trust, by taking a moment to network the following adoption information.

  • Petharbor link here
  • CYNIC – ID#A4995572
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey at (562) 940-6898
    Ask for information about animal ID number A4995572
  • All inquiries about this dog must be made directly to the animal control agency

  1. Maria
    Maria says:

    How can any one do a thing like that? Dogs also have feelings. I hate people that do this to family. Because this is what my dogs mean to me.

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      • Cherryl Gallo-Trapolsi
        Cherryl Gallo-Trapolsi says:

        Thank u for THIS! I’m always interested in transport – related charities for animals! I’m NOT on FB, I know it’s a great tool…but Mark Z BOTH condones & PROMOTES ANIMAL CRUELTY! Anyway, as a rescuer & advocate…always looking 4 INFO

  2. Catherine Staffy
    Catherine Staffy says:

    I would love to adopt him but I live on the other side of the pond. Please keep us updated. Hope he finds a loving home soon. Poor love.

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  3. Roselyne CORNETTE
    Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Honte à tous ceux qui abandonnent leurs animaux, j’espère qu’il vous arrivera la même chose et que vous resterez seul dans la souffrance jusqu’à votre fin, vous ne méritez rien d’autre que la solitude infinie.

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  4. Melanie
    Melanie says:

    I don’t understand why people comment to adopt him but make distance a issue. It is about saving a life, Is that not worth making a effort to drive even if it is 1000 miles. I’v e driven from FL to NY to save the life of a shelter dog.

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    • linda
      linda says:

      Melanie I’m sure these people have good intentions, but, not everyone has a car nor available transportation and the cost it takes to travel.

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  5. Cecelia Duncan
    Cecelia Duncan says:

    It is easy to judge the owners. But i have had to do something simaler and i still cry over my best friend in the whole world😢

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  6. Irene Mettlen
    Irene Mettlen says:

    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP CYNIC FIND SOMEONE THAT WILL BE HIS TO LIVE FOREVER! HE IS ALL ALONE, NOTHING IS GOOD ABOUT BEING IN A PLACE WHERE ALL THE DOGS ARE CAGED! PLEASE HELP ME TO FIND LOVE AND TRUST AGAIN!!😢😢😭

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  7. catherine wilson
    catherine wilson says:

    DEAR GOD NMPEOPLE PLEASE GIVEVTHIS SWEET DOG A LOVEING SAFE HAPPY FOREVER HOME NOW OPEN YUR HEARTS TO HIM DONT IGNORE IT PLEASE HE S SO BEAUTIFUL N WILL MAKE YU SO HAPPY N LOVED. CALL NOW LET 2017 BE THE BEDT FOR CYNIC GOD WILL BLESS YU WHO LOVE S HIM AN GIVES HIM A LOVEING SAFE HOME EVEN FOSTER HOME YU MIGHT WSNT TO KERP HIM WHEN YU SEE HOW SWEET HE IS . SHELTER PLEASE DONT GIVE UP ON CYNIC PLEASE LETS PRAY FOR GODS 2017 MIRACLE LOVE HOME N FAMILY FOR CYNIC

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  8. Eleanor Baker
    Eleanor Baker says:

    I would so love to give this beautiful dog a loving home but, live in a one pet only apartment complex in East Lansing Mi and have the one pet . .So hope he will have a home soon.

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  9. Mike Collins
    Mike Collins says:

    when researching to determine His NEEDs Discovering That Cynic is SAFE Thank You Karma Rescue!! and Good Luck Cynic Your Forever Home Hopefully Follows Quickly and Love will be your new best friend…

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  10. Steffanie
    Steffanie says:

    The Los Angeles Animal Care and Control has amazing dogs at their shelters. There are five in all. If you go to their website you can look through pictures of the breed you may want. I worked at Baldwin Park and Downey shelters and they had the mixed dogs as well as pure breed. My aunt lost a poodle recently and I looked up poodles, and throughout the shelters there was 15. I have adopted three cats and have gotten dogs for people too. If you are into rabbits or other types of animals Baldwin Park has livestock too. Orange shelter also usually has livestock, and rabbits. Both of my son’s have cats from the Downey shelters.

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  11. lilsdad73
    lilsdad73 says:

    So utterly heartbreaking, what a thing to do to a living, loving beautiful soul such as this. Unless, of course, the people/person had no choice but to do so. Really hope that this lovely one has found a home for life. ❤️

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  12. Catherine Wilson of fla. I'd take him in my R V with 3 other rescues if yu can get him to me. Nu.2059033026 call
    Catherine Wilson of fla. I'd take him in my R V with 3 other rescues if yu can get him to me. Nu.2059033026 call says:

    WHAT’S THE UPDATE ON CYNIC PLEASE SOMEONE FOSTER HOME HIM TILL ADOPTED GIVE HIM HOPE LOVE SAFETY N HAPPY NESS PLEASE THINK OF HUMAN SENIORS DO WE WANT TO BE DISCAhas he found a loveing home??EVERYONE AT RESCUE TRY CALLING AROUND FOR MILLATERY PERSON NEEDING A SWEET DOG COMPANION. OR A SHUTIN SENIOR OR LONELY SENIOR IN A APT OR HOUSE OR NURSINING HOME RDED LIKE B THAT B TOO

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  13. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    Hello, I was the previous owner of Cynic “Kona”. My self and my family are truly greatful for all of the love, support and help that went into finding his forever home. Unfortunately my mother in law had to move out of her home where he was living and couldn’t find a place that was pet friendly in time. My husband and I live in an apartment so we were forced to give him up. If you can please email me and help me find the owners, we would love to answer any questions about “Kona” they might have and would also love to meet and thank the family personally for adopting him. My email is jslang18@gmail.com

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