Owner surrendered senior dog to shelter because no time to secure yard

RESCUED! Many thanks to everyone who helped.

Meet Blackley, a 12-year-old Border collie brought to the Riverside Animal Shelter in California over the Memorial Day weekend. His owner picked him up, but on June 4 returned Blackley to the shelter and surrendered him because the dog often escaped from the backyard, and his owner he didn’t have the time to “devote to securing the yard therefore he relinquished him to the shelter.”

PetHarbor adoption listing:

“Dog – ID#A0793260
I am a neutered male, black and white Border Collie mix. The shelter staff think I am about 12 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jun 04, 2020.

For more information about this animal, call Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387.
Ask for information about animal ID number A0793260.”

A shelter volunteer tells Blackley’s heartbreaking story:

“Blackley ended up at the shelter as a stray 5/30. Owner picked him up but then went back and surrendered him on 6/4. Owner says he is very sweet lovable dog, but he likes to escape the yard. Blackley’s owner says he doesn’t have time to devote to securing the yard therefore he relinquished him to the shelter. Blackley is geriatric, possibly deaf, and overweight. Previously adopted from the shelter as a young dog… Shelter staff says he loves exploring the play yard & just “hanging out” with them! Please share him! He deserves a forever family.”

Share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

All adoptions and rescues are being conducted by email or phone due to COVID-19. If you are interested in an animal, contact the shelter:

Email: shelterinfo@rivco.org
Phone: 951-358-7387
Rescue desk: 951-358-7302

Shelter address:
6851 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 92509
Monday – Saturday 11am-5pm

Please note Pet Rescue Report is not the point of contact for this dog’s rescue.

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