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Dog surrendered by military family is sick and in danger

Ramona H.S.

Update 7/1/14: Chief has been adopted!!

For the second time in a month, a pit bull named "Chief," is without a home, and in danger at a California animal shelter. In early June, Chief was surrendered to Animal Friends of the Valleys in Wildomar, Calif., after his military family moved and was unable to find housing where he would be allowed.

Chief was pulled from that facility and put into a temporary foster home, but things did not work out...Chief is frightened of other dogs and it is believed that he would do best in a dog free home or with an experienced handler.

Today, Chief is behind bars again - this time he is in isolation at the Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto, Calif. Chief's isolation is the result of him coming down with kennel cough.

The military family who owned Chief is devastated that their dog is in danger. The story, as told to the National Dog News Examiner, is that the owners tried to find an apartment where Chief would be allowed, but their attempts failed. Few apartments in the area which they have been relocated to allow a bully breed.

An advocate helped the family reach out to Dogs on Deployment, and though their application was approved, attempts to find a foster home, or a permanent home, have not been successful. Chief is four years of age, and he has been described as "very friendly." Please take a moment to network Chief's information - he could use a helping hand right now.


  • Ramona Humane Society profile for Chief here
  • Animal ID: 43398
  • Phone (951) 654-8002
  • Facebook thread for Chief here
  • Age 4 years
  • Vaccines are UTD

The advocate who is trying to help wrote:

Rental BSL in this service members area, where he's stationed, is causing them to lose their baby. And they don't want to see him die. The family is devastated.

Previous story about Chief at this link.

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