Pup quivers in fear and confusion

Puppy quivers in fear and confusion inside of loud, busy animal control facility

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A pup, just over a year of age, quivers in fear and confusion from inside of his kennel run at a loud, crowded California animal control facility. Marcus, a large, mixed-breed dog, has been at the Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter since October 27, and his time at the shelter is taking a toll.

A video, taken of Marcus inside of his kennel, reveals the fear this young dog is in – you can see his body shake as he waits for whatever fate is in his future.


On Saturday, the Networking Now Facebook page wrote:

Marcus is TERRIFIED. His body softly quivers & he jumps at the sound of other confused animals nearby. Marcus is barely 1, he is a baby, and he is scheduled to lose his life. We are all he has. RIVERSIDE, CA

Information to save this young dog

You can lend Marcus a hand by sharing this article with his adoption information. Please help this pup find his way to a loving home, or reputable rescue group, before he is lost forever.

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1556834

6851 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 92509
Phone: 951-358-7387
M-F 11 am-6 pm
Saturday 11 am-5 pm
Closed on major holidays

Rescue department:
Rescue phone: 951-358-7302
Rescue email: rescue@rivco.org
Rescue desk is closed on the weekends

Note: Time is of the essence – Marcus has been red-listed for euthanasia. Please direct ALL inquiries about this dog to the shelter (including those about behavior, health and availability). The Pet Rescue Report is not the point of contact. Thank you.

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2 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    Totally heartbreaking……. I wish I could help this handsome furbaby…… sadly, my house, my Mom’s house, my cousins’…… are already overflowing with rescued furbabies……..

    I can totally understand why this furbaby is so frightened: being in a shelter IS scary (& I am a human who fully understands the situation and am scared)…. I can imagine it’s far worse for a furbaby who doesn’t have human insight…….


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