This is ‘Dove’ and she is giving up right before our eyes

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At the Harris County Animal Shelter, we meet ‘Dove,’ and her story hurts our hearts. Volunteers say she is giving up right before our eyes.

“…She hardly resembles a dog anymore. This girl is giving up … right before our eyes. Why shouldn’t she? She has nothing going for her. No one wants her. No one is looking for her. No one loves her … and we think she knows it.”

At this time, it is not known if humane euthanasia is the best option for Dove, and no one knows if she has one year, one month or even one day left. This is what is known about Dove.

  • She is 13-years-old
  • Unknown heartworm status
  • Nails and coat are a mess
  • 18″ mass on the right side of her abdomen
  • Multiple lacerations
  • One of her front legs is swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
  • Suspected mammary tumor

Check out her video here.

Dove deserves better.

“We can’t let this girl go without her knowing love and a kind touch. She at least deserves that and to pass with dignity…”

PetHarbor listing.

“I am female. I look like a white American Pit Bull Terrier. The shelter staff think I am about 13 years old. I have been at the shelter since Sep 25, 2019. For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Ask for information about animal ID number A542338.

Follow Dove’s plight here.  Share her story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076
Monday-Friday 1pm-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm

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  1. Dove was rescued by Friends of Emma Medical Rescue. She was immediately taken to the vet, and it was determined that it was too late for her. She was so sick, and was suffering. She was helped to cross the bridge, which was probably the most loving gesture that anyone ever did for her. Rest easy, sweet girl.


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