Heartbreaking photo of dumped pup too scared to come out of kennel

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The heartbreaking photo of a surrendered dog, too scared to come out of his kennel cage at the Harris County Animal Shelter, has gone viral. Toby, a four-year-old German shepherd mix was left at the shelter late last week; his family was moving, and Toby wasn’t included in their new home plans.



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For more information about Toby call:
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191
Ask for information about animal ID number A537421

Share Toby’s video and information with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Rescues and the shelter both need foster homes so they have a place for the animal to go. Who can foster (temporarily keep an animal in your home – like pet sitting)? Email foster@phs.hctx.net if you live in Harris County OR comment below the video that you are willing to foster and people can connect you to a rescue that can help. When you foster, you help the shelter create more space in shelter which enables them to save more lives.

Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076
281-999-3191 Press 0
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (Closed 12pm – 1pm) and Sat-Sun 8:30am-4pm

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2 replies
  1. eleanor blue thunder higginbotham says:

    open kennel for dogs is healthier, why not adopt this concept? This promotes a better environment and social setting for the dogs.


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