16-year-old surrendered senior ends 2019 crying in his shelter cage

A 16-year-old senior surrendered to the Orange County Animal Services cried in his shelter cage. He ended 2019 with a home and began 2020 homeless; and there he cries.

“Friends of Orlando Shelter Pets Per the shelter: “Onix (A445264) was surrendered by his owner because they could not afford to care for him anymore. According to the previous owner he is house broken, leash trained, knows some obedience commands. Onix is friendly with women, men, and children; loves dogs and loves cats and he is heartworm negative.”

Everyone who has met Onix agrees he is a very sweet dog – very friendly and affectionate. Check out his video in the play yard:


“He did great with his temp test with other male dog at shelter. He was rolling around on his back in the yard, asking for belly rubs, kissing us … we take him back to his kennel and he will not stop crying.

People have no idea how much this affects dogs being at the shelter… We are devastated having to leave him there. We are trying our best to comfort him. Poor boy.”

Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Onix didn’t ask to be at a shelter – be the voice for those who cannot speak.

At Orange County Animal Services
2769 Conroy Road, Orlando, Florida

If you are looking for me, please come to Orange County Animal Services at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL.  407-836-3111. Reference A445264.


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