Dolly was adopted and is safe! Thank you to everyone who shared her story and helped her find a home.
Was Dolly rescued from being abandoned in a yard with no food or water to now face death at the end of a needle? Her owners moved and left Dolly behind without a second thought. They left her with no means to survive, and when she was found and taken by animal control, she was emaciated. Now she is back to a healthy weight, but she will die anyway.
Dolly is sweet, playful and lovable. But none of the matters — she’s been at the shelter too long and will be killed any day now. Her video shows a dog who loves people and enjoys running around just like a two-year-old dog should. Watch this video of her in the play yard outside.
She is listed as an Australian shepherd mix and is still a young dog. Like Aussies, she has a lot of energy. Poor Dolly was found chained up in the back yard. She was malnourished. Her “family” had moved and just left her behind like an unwanted piece of furniture. For a young dog with lots of energy, that whole experience must have been traumatic.
Yet at first, Dolly was happy in the shelter. She was probably happy to be fed and be safe. Now, though, life at the noisy chaotic shelter is taking a toll on her. She still greet people but her tail is tucked between her legs. Does she know that dogs are being killed even though there are empty cages? Does she sense, somehow, that she has been there way too long (since October 17) and she will be killed very soon if she doesn’t get out? For whatever reason, Dolly is getting depressed. Look at some of her pictures and you can see the sadness in her eyes.
Please share Dolly’s story. She is urgently in need of adoption or rescue. She seems to be fine with other dogs — even though some were barking aggressively at her. She’s not just beautiful on the outside, she’s sweet inside, too.
A volunteer who recently visited her said,
Dolly is so sad in her kennel. She greeted me at her kennel gate but her tail was tucked. The shelter environment has taken a toll on her. She needs a loving home.”
There is more information on her Facebook thread. She has a second Facebook thread under Urgent dogs at SBC. Dolly is ID #A487719. She is located at the San Bernardino City Shelter, 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Their phone number is (909) 384-1304.
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