Friendly puppy coded to be killed at crowded shelter for being ill

At Riverside County Animal Services, a friendly puppy has been coded to be killed for being sick. According to McKinley’s shelter notes, the 12-month-old puppy has become kennel stressed and is being treated for kennel cough and nasal discharge.

Check out his video:

https://www.facebook.com/savingriversideshelterdogs/videos/662808591123280/

McKinley is described by staff and volunteers as very sweet and extremely friendly. He is currently housed in the adoptable section of the shelter, however his status has been changed to green because he is ill.

PetHarbor listing. Dog – ID#A1570745.  I am a male, tan and black Pit Bull Terrier. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 2 months old. I have been at the shelter since Jan 30, 2020.For more information about McKinley, call Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387.
Ask for information about animal ID number A1570745.

Please note volunteers and advocates state McKinley appears to be a German shepherd mix. What do you think?

Shelter address:
6851 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 92509
Phone: 951-358-7387
M-F 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Closed on major holidays
Shelter does not answer phones on Saturday

Rescue department:
Rescue phone: 951-358-7302
Rescue email: rescue@rivco.org
Rescue desk phone is unavailable on weekends however, rescues may physically go to the shelter to rescue on Saturday between normal business hours.

Follow Saving Riverside Shelter Dogs on Facebook to help this dog. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

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