Update: Riley has been rescued!
A Vietnam veteran’s faithful service dog was with his owner on the day that the man died…and he refused to leave his side. Now, the devoted dog is locked away in isolation at a California animal control agency. Riley, a nine-year-old retriever mix, is described as “very agitated” at the facility. Can you imagine his confusion and frustration? He doesn’t know what happened to his person and he is locked up, unable to get back to the man that he loved.
Riley is in need of help – he needs a reputable rescue group to save him from an unthinkable fate. An advocate has shared what is known of Riley’s story:
He was found lying next to the man who served his country with the same distinction, days after he died. Riley was fiercely loyal and protective of this soldier and since his next of kin was unable to care for Riley, he was brought to the shelter. We must treat our veterans better-both human and canine. Please share Riley’s story. He needs a reason to live.
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For more information about this animal, call:
San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304
Ask for information about animal ID number A396891
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