The reasons provided by owners for surrendering their pets to a shelter are all over the map. They range from the common "we're moving," to the bizarre, "does not match the furniture."
Riley, a yellow Labrador retriever, was surrendered to the Irving, Texas, animal shelter because she was "too big."
Too big, after four years...
Riley is a big dog, weighing in over 100 pounds. However, it is unlikely that her size was truly the problem. A more plausible explanation would be that Riley's owners decided that they did not want a dog anymore - that perhaps, it was too much responsibility for them.
She is not, after all, a small breed dog.
Regardless of her owner's reason, Riley needs a hand. Right now, she is featured in the "Urgent Animals at the Irving Animal Shelter," page on Facebook. The word 'urgent' at an animal shelter is never good.
Notes on Riley's file indicate that she is a friendly dog who appears to be healthy.
Please take a moment to network Riley's information to help her find a loving, loyal owner would would never dream of turning her over to a shelter, for any reason.
- Irving Animal Shelter, Irving, Texas
- Name: Riley
- Breed: Labrador Retriever (x)
- Age: 4 years
- Weight: 109 lbs
- Appears friendly/healthy
- ID# 18889355
- Facebook thread here.
- Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org
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