Owner abandoned 16-year-old dog in parking lot of shelter

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In a heartbreaking situation that occurred on Saturday in Greensboro, North Carolina, the owner of a 16-year-old black and white Dalmatian abandoned him in the parking lot of the Guilford County Shelter.

According to social media, reports, the owner of the dog, named Calloway, had been instructed to set up an appointment to surrender the dog, but rather than wait, the senior pup’s owner allegedly abandoned him in the parking lot. The dog’s plight quickly went viral, and has been shared more than 6,500 times.

Calloway’s PetHarbor listing:

“CALLAWAY – ID#A011300   My name is CALLAWAY. I am a male, white and black Dalmatian. The shelter staff think I am about 16 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 15, 2018.”

On Monday morning, animal advocate, Meghan Sink updated Calloway’s situation:

“There’s been a HUGE response and a couple rescues have stepped forward as well as countless people. Having said that, I am calling the shelter as soon as they open (12pm EST) to find out more. That’s all I know right now. I’ll update again as soon as I know more!”

At this time, it is unknown as to the dog’s fate. Additional information has indicated Calloway has not been eating and is blind and not standing. Updates to follow. An approved rescue organization is waiting for more information.

For more information about Callaway, contact the Guilford County Animal Shelter at (336) 641-3400. Ask for information about animal ID number A011300.

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5 replies
  1. LESLIE says:

    Wow …sad that people dump their family, young and old. Today one of my girl pitties was diagnosed with MCT, I’d give a limb to have her become a senior like poor Callaway. Chin up, Mr Calloway.. some people are lining up to help you.
    Thank you to all that are helping this lovely gentleman. Xo

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    I can’t understand how anyone could dump a senior @ a time when they most need love and support….. I just don’t understand these POSs who dump their precious senior treasures……..

    I would give ANYTHING to have my precious little treasure MacKitty alive with me……. He was loved more than words can express……

    I hope this precious treasure recovers and is adopted into a loving furever home where he will be a treasured and beloved family member.

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    These people couldn’t even wait and set up an appointment to dump their 16 year old dog. I wish nothing good for this family that would do this to their faithful pet!

  4. pennysdachshunds says:

    This is An individual WITHOUT a SOUL!!! They think of NOTHING but Themselves… and it doesn’t ever get any better!!! May who ever did this perish in a horrific fashion!!!!


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