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.
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.
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.