Owner left dog tied to street sign when shelter refused to take him

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When a friendly blue and white pit bull mix was brought into the San Bernardino Animal Shelter last week by her alleged owner, the two arrived at the shelter in a taxi from San Diego. Most likely to save the surrender fee or the trouble of having to take the dog to another shelter, the woman told the staff the dog was a stray.

When the shelter refused to take the dog because the woman did not live in the area, the woman left with the dog, tied him up down the street and left. Animal Control had to pick him up.

Check out this friendly pup:

Posted by Keli Sharp Sandoval on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

My name is King Louie and I am a male, blue and white Pit Bull Terrier mix. Shelter staff think I am about 2 years old. I have been at the shelter since Aug 06, 2019.


To place a rescue hold on any animal, please provide the name of your rescue, the name of your puller, the date of the pull, the animal’s ID# and send email to:


FOR ADOPTIONS: Call 909 384-1304. (DO NOT EMAIL) Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm to place your name on our interested party list.

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA. Telephone: (909) 384-1304

Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Adoption and Rescues at counter stop at 4:30 PM)

Interim Shelter Manager: Frank Macomber (Macomber_fr@sbcity.org),
Assistant: Wanda Billbe (billbe_wa@sbcity.org)

Share King Louie’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Follow this dog’s story here.

(Photos and video via Keli Sharp Sandoval)

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