At the Miami Dade Animal Services, tears came to the eyes of animal advocates as heartbreaking photos of a woman casually leading her young dog into the shelter and then seeming to be casually walking away appeared on social media. No remorse, no goodbyes; just fill out a quick surrender form, and a young dog’s life is dismissed as no longer important.
There is no mandatory waiting period for surrendered dogs, and any pet can be euthanized depending on crowding conditions and capacity. Sadly, even the sweetest and best bred dogs have lost their lives because no one was there to adopt them quick enough.
“Sometimes people don’t know what to do …. like if they really become homeless and have absolutely no other option. But people are just dumping their dogs like they’re returning something to Macy’s,” the animal advocate posted on her social media page along with information to help Drogo, the nearly tw0-year-old low rider German shepherd mix.
According to Drogo’s adoption listing, he is an unaltered black and tan German shepherd, aged 1 year and 9 months.
Animal advocates ask that anyone thinking about adopting a dog to carefully consider the responsibility associated with having a pet; it is a lifelong commitment. How heartbroken Drogo must be when he turned around and saw the person he trusted walk away – never to return. Doesn’t Drogo deserve better?
Share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.
For more information, contact the Miami Dade Animal Services at 305.884.1101. Ask for information about A2113226.
Sharing saves lives.