Senior Dachshund at high kill shelter deserves better

A ten-year-old Dachshund has been waiting for someone to hold him and tell him everything will be fine. Instead he cowers in the corner of his shelter cage at Riverside County Animal Control.

Pet Harbor listing here:

ID#A1513000

I am a male, brown Dachshund mix. The shelter staff think I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Apr 11, 2019. This information was refreshed 8 hours ago and may not represent all of the animals at the Riverside Shelter.

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Status: YELLOW -Senior. Possible neck pain. Enlarged firm testicle–possible cancerous.HERO #A1513000 I am a male, brown Dachshund mix.The shelter staff think I am about 10 years old.I have been at the shelter since Apr 11, 2019.My stray holding period ended on 04/16/2019 and I am now available for adoption.https://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=RVSD6.A1513000Shelter address: 6851 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, California 92509Phone: 951-358-7387M-F 11am-6pmSaturday 11am-5pmClosed on major holidaysShelter does not answer phones on SaturdayRescue department: Rescue phone: 951-358-7302Rescue email: rescue@rivco.orgRescue desk is closed on the weekendsAdoption fees are based on length of stay: 1-15 days $105. 16-30 days $55Over 30 days $20All dogs listed as needs rescue are adoptable for $20 regardless of length of stay with signed behavioral or medical waiver▪️For a break down of what the different color status’s (green, yellow and red) mean, please read our pinned post. Pinned post will also contain a link to view the current color coded dogs at the shelter. You can access pinned post here: https://www.facebook.com/804803646241030/posts/1764301973624521/

Posted by Saving Riverside Shelter Dogs on Thursday, May 2, 2019

According to Saving Riverside Shelter Dogs, the pup dubbed Hero displays neck pain. A physical examination of the dog reveals an enlarged, firm testicle which might be cancerous. Donations have been pledged and will be made payable to an approved rescue organization. Please share Hero’s plight with rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

For more information about this animal, call:
Riverside County Animal Control – City of Rialto at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1513000

Shelter address:
6851 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 92509
Phone: 951-358-7387
M-F 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Closed on major holidays
Shelter does not answer phones on Saturday
Rescue department:
Rescue phone: 951-358-7302
Rescue email: rescue@rivco.org
Rescue desk is closed on the weekends
Adoption fees are based on length of stay:
1-15 days $105.
16-30 days $55
Over 30 days $20

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