Puppy abandoned in Eugene apartment

University student leaves for China, abandons puppy inside of apartment

An 18-year-old student at the University of Oregon left his apartment, and his puppy, and returned to his home in China. According to Eugene Animal Services, the cruel situation was discovered when the 18-year-old male emailed his apartment’s property manager to let him know that he he thought that his dog was dead inside of his former residence.

3D125A4000000578-4214138-image-a-49_1486786338615The property manager reached out to the local authorities and on November 30, an animal welfare officer responded to Uncommon Apartments to investigate the report of an abandoned animal. Inside of the unit, the officer found an emaciated and lethargic golden retriever puppy who was too weak to even stand. There was no food or water available for the gaunt puppy and it is unknown exactly how long he managed to survive on his own.Puppy abandoned in an apartment

The puppy, who was estimated to be approximately four-months of age, was taken to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital where he spent two days receiving “around-the-clock” care. After the pup, dubbed “Jake,” was stabilized, he was transferred to First Avenue Shelter and moved immediately into a foster home to continue his recovery.

It took two months, but Jake finally reached a healthy weight and he was adopted by the family that had been fostering him. According to the press release, attempts to contact the student who abandoned Jake in the apartment have been unsuccessful. An investigation revealed that the teen had left the country on October 29.

(Photos via Eugene Animal Services/Eugene PD)

 

29 replies
  1. mike says:

    POS owner. Why even have a puppy only to abandoned it. Wow the poor pup survived a whole month without food or water. So glad he’s in a happy place.

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  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    What a heartless bastard! If he knew he was going back to China why did he ever get a puppy? And how nice to wait until he thought the pup was dead before contacting someone! I hope this POS never comes back to the US, we have enough homegrown abusers here without importing more from China! I hope Jake has a happy life from now on!

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  3. Sherry says:

    It amazes me that this type of heinous crime takes place regularly. It’s so sad. I pray for the safety and recovery of this poor puppy.

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  4. Kathryn Aldridge says:

    I hate to say it, but it seems that a large percentage of Chinese people from, or in, China have very little regard for any sentient beings other than humans….e.g., turtles, fish, etc. captured, to endure certain death, in keychain fobs. And then there’s the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. I could go on… I suppose there’s no recourse in this instance. But I’m GLAD that Jake is in GOOD hands now! ????????❤????????

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  5. Sheri says:

    Wow! I’m surprised he didn’t try to take him back to China so Jake could be tortured and eaten. Apparently this is another person of Chinese heritage who doesn’t give a crap about a dog. Karma time 1000 to you!

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  6. maxiemom says:

    In other words, he contacted the manager after he thought he’d killed the puppy only because he thought the puppy was dead If he thought the puppy was alive, he would have waited. This is yet another case where the bastard will get away with it, but he WILL get what’s coming to him because yes, KARMA will catch up to his miserable hide.

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  7. Linda Szymoniak says:

    This “student” should have their records wiped at the university and never be allowed back into the US. I’m glad the dog is okay and has a new, loving home. Hoping Karma catches up with the monster who just walked away and left this sweet pup without food or water.

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  8. Solveig Pettersson says:

    What a horribel student !!!! Leave a innocent little puppy ????? No heart at all !!!! Glad he have to be saved ???????? Have a good llife whit your family Jake ????????????????????

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  9. Marsha Squibb says:

    Not surprised, thank God he didn’t have him for dinner!!!Idiot with no heart or brains! Stay the fuck in China!!!!!!

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  10. Beth says:

    CHINA another country and people to worry about! This is sick and shows how 3rd world countries treat their pets! Probably a good thing the POS left the country or the puppy might have been DINNER!!!!

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  11. pennysdachshund says:

    Chinese Bastard THOUGHT He had WAITED LONG ENOUGH for POOR LITTLE JAKE TO STARVE and DIE>>> JAKE IS ONE TOUGH LITTLE GUY>>> HIS WILL TO LIVE SHOWS HIS AWSOME INNER STRENGTH>>>> THEY NEED to FLAG THE PASSPORT and PULL IT also FLAG all the Documents SO HE NEVER I MEAN NEVR gains ENTERY into THE USA AGAIN!!! I hope the LEGAL EAGLES IN ORGAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!

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  12. Tatiana says:

    If he ever comes back to the USA place a red flag so immigration can turn him over to the authorities and charge him with animal abuse and have him pay a big fine.Irresponsible human..

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  13. Vickie says:

    What I don’t get, it is an apartment. Someone in that time should have heard the puppy bark, whine, scratch. And does not the landlord go and inspect the place so it can be rented out again. The landlord would have seen the pup then. Weird. Sure glad the pup was okay and is now being treated with care and love.

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    • tina says:

      Vickie I wondered the same thing. For a whole month an empty apartment without anyone inspecting it? A dog who doesn’t look that bad for not being fed and without water FOR A WHOLE MONTH! This story doesn’t hold water.

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  14. Dalma Bugg says:

    This student only did two things right – went home to China and left this precious dog behind. Thank goodness he had an attack of guilt enough to email the property manager. We have problems in Australia similar to this case also. There needs to be some legislation that precludes international students from specific Asian countries from.acquiring pets while they are abroad. They must not be allowed to mistreat God’s creatures the way they do at home. That is why there are international moves to shut down the dog meat and key fob trades, among others, in those countries.

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  15. Patty says:

    DONT EVER ALLOW THAT DEGENERATE BACK IN THIS COUNTRY, EVER!!!!!! EVER!!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!! They eat dogs in China !!!! But the worse thing is the idiots beat them to death or throw them in boiling pots alive because they believe the meat taste better from the adrenaline rushing through the dog from the horrific painful death ….. They have a full blown festival around this …. every April … Yulin dog meat festival …… ignorant monsters !!!!!

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