It’s easy to be judgmental. A family leaves their beloved dog in a shelter and people judge.
The volunteers at Rescue Me Tampa Shelter Dogs who take pictures of the
dogs at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center in Tampa, Florida and then network those dogs on Facebook are not as quick to condemn. They told Shelter Me:
It was heartbreaking. I personally spoke to the family. Shadow is an owner surrender due to the owners having to move into a small apartment due to the cost and take care of a family member with chemo treatments. It is a very sad story, and the owner is heartbroken. He tried to find him a home and has had no luck. This was the last option. Shadow thinks he is a small dog and lived with them in the past. He is good with children and housebroken. He was kept indoors and is neutered.
Shadow’s shelter video can be seen here.
Shadow is ID# A1598937. He is located at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center in Tampa, Florida. There may be more information on how to help Shadow on his Facebook thread.
It’s something important to remember. Not all dogs surrendered by their owners mean they came from heartless homes. Sometimes, there just isn’t a choice. That’s when the community needs to step up. A local foster offer would save this dog’s life. It would also ease some heartache for this family in the throes of much pain.