Betrayed: Family ordered shelter to euth 15-year-old ‘Butters’

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Butters was betrayed. Just one day before his family moved to Colorado, they brought their 15-year-old Chihuahua mix to the Apple Valley Shelter in California and requested the dog be euthanized; stating it was a better option for him than a trip to their new home claiming the dog suffered from dementia and constantly circled.

The shelter, however didn’t agree, and instead the sweet dog who loves to be petted is now available for adoption. A volunteer at the shelter tells the senior’s story.

“I spoke with shelter, they love him. Owners who dumped him requested euthanasia. The shelter says he is great, not suffering, not circling, not demented. But no interest. He has been there 3 weeks and shelter is filling up for July 4.”

Butters needs to be fostered or adopted immediately. Time is running out for him. Share this little guy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Help this sad little guy who spent the greater part of his life with a family who left him at the shelter to die alone. Sharing saves lives.


My name is Butters

ID #189019!

Adopt a Pet link:

Facts About Me
Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
Age: Senior – 15 years
Size: (when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Weight: 9.9 lbs
Sex: Male
Pet ID: 189019 

Report from owners when Butters was surrendered:

06/06/2019 15 Years old, bad vision, constantly running in circles. Moving to Colorado tomorrow doesn’t think he’ll do well on the trip there. EA ***** AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION NOW ***** neutered male 10+ yrs old 9.9 pounds Vaccines given 6/14/19 ALT ID# 06-06-19 16 Likes to be pet but doesn’t really like to be picked up. Blind in left eye from cataract.

Apple Valley Shelter – Address: 22131 Powhatan Road, Apple Valley, CA 92307, Phone: 760-240-7000 ext.7555

Adoption Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, Monday & Holidays – CLOSED

Follow this dog’s journey to safety here. 

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1 reply
  1. Janet Barnes says:

    I hope and pray that Apple Valley Shelter continues to have A BIG HEART!
    This darling senior needs to be adopted and needs to be given TIME!


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