Terrified and traumatized: Video is what you don’t see in photos

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At the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter in California, some dogs are so terrified and traumatized, still photos are unable to show us how many pets react when captured. These bonded dogs came into the shelter together last week; they had been chased, placed in an animal control truck, checked into the shelter and pushed into a kennel in an unfamiliar and noise clamoring environment.

Watch their brief heartbreaking video; their world has been truly shattered:


UPDATE: RESCUED!Available 3/22/18#A512152 (black & tan male-3 years old) #A512153 (cream colored male-5 years old) (Kennel #122)Networking thread:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213088987316907&set=a.10211874643599073.1073742082.1160364024&type=3&theaterPetHarbor links:http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=SBCT.A512152http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=SBCT.A512153San Bernardino City Animal Shelter, 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA Telephone (909) 384-1304Email rescue coordinator, Jennifer Van Ness (vanness_je@sbcity.org)Adoptions may no longer be placed over the phone. Any potential adopter must meet dogs in person before shelter will allow an adoption to be processed.Rescues may pull any dog after 12:00PM on day of availability or at any time of the day after first day of availability. Adoption fee $40 Micrchip fee $15Spay/neuter is paid directly to vet after adoption.

Posted by Lois Chisholm on Friday, March 9, 2018

Both dogs will be available for adoption on March 22. Their PetHarbor links are as follows:


“I am a male, black and brown Chihuahua – Smooth Coated. Shelter staff think I am about 3 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 07, 2018. If you are my owner, you must physically come to the shelter to claim me. We are located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Our Lost & Found hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5 pm. For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304. Ask for information about animal ID number A512152


“I am a male, tan Chihuahua – Smooth Coated. Shelter staff think I am about 5 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 07, 2018.”

For more information, a Facebook page has been set up to help these two terrified and traumatized dogs find a safe and loving home. Share their tragic story; sharing saves lives.

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12 replies
  1. Stormy Wallace says:

    Sure wish there was a Chi Adoption Connection that transported, would love to foster these 2 scared pups, and help them stop shaking. Please, as always, someone help & thanking you in advance.

    • Bunny Peters says:

      I agree with you 1million%+++

      I would foster (& probably “fail”, adding these treasures to our family) in a heartbeat IF I could have them transported to Northern California (near San Francisco)……
      Since I am unable to get the help to transport these treasures, I can only pray someone who lives near this shelter can adopt these treasures so they are in a loving furever home where they are precious family members……….

      • Nancy Raymond says:

        Don’t know if you are familiar with “Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports’ which is an all volunteer service that will transport animals to safe locations – they can be found on the internet under ‘rhonda@freedomtraintransports.com. They may be able to help you if you are serious about foster these two adorable terrified dogs.

  2. Melissa Gurley says:

    Please help them can’t anyone sit with them and show them some love please I so wish I was closer to help them this is beyond sad

  3. Adrienne says:

    Hope & pray these two dogs owner(s) find them and take them home. Strays picked up like this should be noted in all papers until either their owners arrive to pick them up or they get adopted. Many who has lost their pets don’t call all surrounding facility and only contact local shelters. Their pets could be in a facility a good distance away, and many never bother looking there. If micro-chipped, makes it so much easier for pets to be reunited with owners. Also don’t charge owners a large amount of money to reclaim their pet. Many could be seniors or lacking in finances, but the important thing is reuniting pets with their owners when lost.

  4. Jo Gurule says:

    I wish I could help these tiny ones!! The shaking and shivering and their faces really breaks my heart!! I hope their owners or fosters help them to be happy again!

  5. vicki hood says:

    Heartbreaking. Please keep us posted. i would take them if a volunteer transport (like i volunteer for) could get them to roseburg or. I have room in my bed for a couple of small ones.

    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Try contacting “Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports’ – they are an all volunteer service that will transport animals to safe locations – can be found on the internet at “rhonda@freedomtraintransports.com. These little guys need a safe loving home – they are terrified.

  6. Christine Brown says:

    This is so heartbreaking to watch. You can see that both dogs are terrified and scared in these sort of places.
    I hope that they won’t be separated when they are adopted and be kept together.
    If micro-chipped, makes it so much easier for pets to be reunited with owners.

  7. Luana Duncan says:

    These 2 poor babies!! U can so tell how scared they r!!! I wish that woman talking would have held an pet them!! So my prayers go out 2 the 2 of them!! Hopefully this video will help them get adopted 2gether!!

  8. Red says:

    Please dear heavenly father, find a wonderful, loving, home that will take these two bonded precious souls and let them stay together. Ease their terror, and give them some peace.


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