Skeletal shepherd collapsed at couple's fence

How many people ignored his suffering? Skeletal dog collapsed by couple’s fence

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How many people ignored this dog’s suffering? How many people turned away when he needed them the most? Days ago, the German shepherd, dubbed Geo, was brought into the Miami Dade Animal Services facility by a couple who found him collapsed by their fence.

The Facebook page, Rescue Me MIAMI, posted a heartbreaking image of the emaciated dog on July 28, along with a plea for help:

THIS HAPPENED TODAY! His name is #GEO #A2065329 and a PLEA was just issued!! NEEDS OUT TODAY 7/28‼️‼️‼️‼️ He’s at Miami-Dade Animal Services

While I was walking the dogs at the shelter, a couple brought this German Shepherd in. Significantly emaciated, overheated, and weak. The couple says that the dog was just laying by their fence this afternoon. It has a chip, but it’s not registered. Unaltered male.

But the help that the dog needed did not come in time – Geo was euthanized at the shelter to end his suffering. The volunteer-run Facebook page wrote:

Sadly GEO was euthanized to end his suffering. The miami community should be ashamed of themselves! They watched this dog walk the streets suffering and walked right by without an ounce of compassion. The only ones who cared were these two who brought him in.

Rest In Peace sweet GEO. You were loved from afar during your final hours. We wished we could have saved you in time. Rest peacefully sweet boy 💔💔

This dog’s story will remain unknown. Why did he have a microchip, but no family? Why was he so thin? Why didn’t anyone try to help him?

Rest in peace Geo – you deserved so much better.

(Image of Geo via Facebook)

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3 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    Heartbreaking beyond words…… at one time this furbaby was loved. Tragic that he ended up dying alone and unloved at a shelter….. it’s absolutely possible that with time and a refeeding schedule he might have survived……… BUT it’s also possible that he was dying when brought into the shelter AND his organs were shutting down……
    We will never know what really happened to destroy this poor dog……
    Poor precious treasure. Sorry you didn’t find a new furever home??? please look for MacKitty in Heaven and you can RIP amongst loving friends in his snuggle buddies group.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    I guess it was too much to ask for the Miami-Dade Animal Services to reach out to see if a rescue could take in this poor dog. I’ve seen pictures of dogs in worse shape that were able to survive! Rest in peace sweet Geo, I’m so sorry humans let you down. Bless the ones who tried to help.


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