The owner who surrendered a young German shepherd to the Southeast Area Animal Control (SEAACA) alleged to have been hitting the dog in the lobby, was denied the opportunity to adopt a smaller dog early last week.
Animal advocate and popular rescuer, Cathi Perez had been at the shelter when an officer was called in to investigate:
“I’m at the shelter and this dog is being turned in. A good Sam stepped up inside the lobby and reported he witnessed the female owner beating the dog outside, she said she wants a smaller dog but was told by the shelter she could not adopt and was lucky she’s not facing charges.
Bravo to the shelter and staff and I thanked the Good Sam for stepping forward,” Cathi reported on social media.”
Good Samaritans Jonathan Vargas and Grecia Jimenez witnessed the abuse and reported the couple to shelter personnel. The dog remained “on hold” for the week, but on Saturday afternoon, the good news was reported:
“Today she was rescued by Maureen Delaney and Delaney’s Dog!!! She will never be beaten again, will need vetting and there is an issue with her front left paw. Please help support her rescue. Donations may be sent via PayPal to:
And the results of “if you see something say something,” – another dog has been saved from being abused. The couple were denied by the shelter the opportunity to adopt another “smaller” dog.
Many thanks to the SEAACA shelter for not allowing these people to adopt. Be the voice for those who cannot speak.