In Lexington, North Carolina, an eight-year-old beagle named Jasper knew something was wrong on Monday afternoon and tried to hide behind his owner’s legs as the man prepared to leave his dog at a crowded animal kill shelter. How could anyone explain to Jasper that his owner filled out the “surrender a dog” paperwork; even after reading the sign on the front door of the Davidson County Animal Shelter:
“The shelter is full and owner surrenders can be humanely euthanized at any time.”
Still, Jasper’s owner stated he hoped the shelter volunteers could find a rescue organization for their pup although they gave no reason why their dog was being surrendered. A volunteer at the shelter posted the following heartbreaking news – that is if Jasper could speak, read or write for himself:
“This post is not to bash my Daddy, but to find me a proper home. I got nothing left – Daddy took my collar, leash and name tag so him and mom would have something to remember me by. Sign on front door says full and that owner surrenders can be put down at any time so my people think that may be my fate. Will you share and help me find a rescue?”
And when his family walked out of the building, Jasper could not believe they left him there alone. He wanted so badly to follow.
Jasper is described as eight-years-old, neutered and up-to-date on his vaccinations. He is a bit shy, and it is suggested he not be in a family with young children.
Fortunately, according to volunteer Donna Grooms, Jasper is one of the lucky ones. This boy is being picked up in the morning by a rescue organization. Sharing saves lives.
(Photos and video of dog left at kill shelter by Donna Grooms)
Davidson County Animal Shelter
490 Glendale Rd
Lexington NC 27292
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