Elderly dog sent to dog pound after owner died

Elderly dog sent to the pound after his owner died

An elderly dog, 12 years of age, finds himself stuck at the dog pound after the death of his owner. On Monday, Houston & Harris County Animal Volunteers posted photos of the senior dog, writing:

SENIOR ALERT!‼️‼️

“Archibald” is trying to figure out why his world has been turned upside down. He was very loved and cared for by his owner, but sadly, his OWNER DIED and now he’s at the shelter.

Archibald is described as a 12 pound Yorkshire terrier. He could use the help of strangers to find a new, loving owner. Please help him out by sharing his adoption information.

Adoption information

Petharbor link here.

ID#A550476

Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076
Monday-Friday 1pm-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm
281-999-3191

Note: All inquiries about this dog must be made directly to the animal shelter. The Pet Rescue Report is NOT the point of contact. Thank you.

Yesterday: Someone dumped a puppy next to the trash with a bed, food and water

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3 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    
If I was in that area, (I live in Seattle) I would foster this precious treasure in a heartbeat. He would get lots of snuggles to reassure him that the world is OK!!!
My husband and I specifically adopt older animals. Senior pets are fantastic companions and show their love every chance they have…… But sadly, I don’t think we are in the “majority” of adopters…..

    WTF is wrong with people??? They are happy to take their deceased relative’s “valuables”, but the loyal elderly pet is dumped like trash…., Cruel & disgusting…… Their deceased relative would be absolutely horrified at the treatment of their beloved furbaby. Do they really think there is a long line of potential adopters for an elderly, medically fragile furbaby???
    
It is heartbreaking to think of seniors being euthanized when they should be with their family…… to me, the worst fate is to be euthanized alone, afraid, in pain and unloved…….
This shelter is a high kill shelter…… I hope local rescues can help out……. absolutely heartbreaking how an animal’s fate depends entirely on which shelter it ends up in…..

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  2. Jan Barnes says:

    PRAYING THIS SWEETHEART FINDS A LOVING HOME!

    WHENEVER POSSIBLE, PEOPLE NEED TO MAKE ADVANCE
    ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CARE OF THEIR PETS INTHE EVENT
    OF THEIR DEATHS!

    THERE ARE SO MANY HORROR STORIES–PEOPLE “ASSUME”
    THEIR LOVED ONES WILL CARE FOR THEIR PETS AFTER THEY
    ARE GONE! OFTEN NOT TRUE!

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