UPDATE: Rescued. See Cookie's freedom video. Many thanks to OC Small Paws So UT Division Cookie needs a foster home with a warm bed and lots of love. Please contact the rescue directly and lend a hand. Thank you to everyone for reaching out to help another innocent victim of neglect. Sharing saves lives.
If there was ever a more heartbreaking look on the face of a dog, it had to be Cookie's as the 15-year-old Cocker spaniel watched her family walk out of the San Bernardino City Shelter on December 30 - leaving her behind. "Wait - you forgot me," Cookie cried as they left. And in those terrible moments, Cookie watched and whined as her former family left with the young black Labrador retriever who accompanied them while Cookie was thrown away like a pair of old shoes and left at the shelter. A volunteer writes, "Cookie is crying for her buddy and her family. She watched as the family drove away with her buddy and left her to die."
Click here for Cookie's PetHarbor listing. This DOG - ID#A489703. "I am an unaltered female, red and buff Cocker Spaniel. Shelter staff think I am about 15 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 30, 2015." For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304.
Watch Cookie's short video; she is so upset her family abandoned her. ("Video of 'Cookie,' 15 year old female cocker surrendered by her owner today at City of San Bernardino Animal Control after they came and picked up their black Lab and left her behind.)" Please share her story with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and every life counts. Surely Cookie deserves better than the family who left her at the shelter simply because she's old. A Facebook page for this dog can be found here. The San Bernardino Shelter is located at 333 Chandler Place in San Bernardino, California. Shelter Manager: Oscar Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org) Vet Tech: Jenny Gener (email@example.com) Rescue Coordinator: Jennifer Van Ness (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adoption fee is $40 plus $15 microchip. Spay/neuter extra.