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Dumped by his family at high kill shelter, Hercules waits for their return

UPDATE: Hercules has been adopted by a private party. We wish him a long, happy life. Sharing saves lives. Thank you to everyone who shared this beautiful dog's story.

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Hercules - always looking and waiting for his family to come back. He doesn't understand they left him at a high kill shelter to die.

In California's San Bernardino City Animal Shelter in Kennel 55 sits Hercules, a gray and white pit bull barely two years old. On June 21, Hercules was surrendered by his family; no one really knows why - he's friendly, loving, well-behaved, and if bathed and groomed, would be a stunning looking dog.

On Saturday volunteers were able to interact with him and quickly discovered his loveable side - "scratch me, love me, and give me lots of attention," his friendly eyes and body language spoke.

Volunteer Cari NO Bsl Ennis writes:

"Today will be his last. He was a surrender which means he has been available all week. He is a stunning boy that misses his family. Never understanding they wouldn't come back. It's hard when I visit him as his kennel faces the office door. Every time that door opens, he jumps up alert, watching, thinking his family will be there, really heartbreaking. Waiting...always watching the door."

And when volunteer Sol visited Hercules on Saturday, he touched her heart. Together they nuzzled, they kissed, and they became friends.

Follow Hercules' thread on Facebook as animal lovers try to find this boy an organization to help, a foster home, or someone able to adopt.

Click here for his PetHarbor listing.

For more information about Hercules please contact San Bernardino City Animal Control located at 333 Chandler Place in San Bernardino, Calif.

Voice: (909) 384-1304 or Fax: (909) 384-5438

Please refer to A467863.

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