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Friendly pup is losing weight, and hope, behind bars of animal control

Update 6/15/14: Winston has been rescued!

A handsome, stressed puppy named "Winston"
A handsome, stressed puppy named "Winston"
Contra Costa Animal Services
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Ten-month-old "Winston," has the eyes of a much older dog...he has the eyes of a mature, age-wizened dog who has a lifetime of experiences behind him.

The stress of being confined in a lonely kennel run at the Contra Costa Animal Services facility in Martinez, Calif., is taking a toll on this young boy...the dog who once sat quietly inside of his kennel, waiting for someone to visit, now spins and jumps, looking for a way out.

According to shelter volunteers, after Winston is taken outside, he morphs into another dog - an attentive, calm and friendly pup who wants to please. The following information was posted by the Contra Costa Animal Services Facebook page this week:

Winston is a great boy, very calm & sweet outside of his kennel, he is quickly learning his basic commands and is very social with other dogs

Winston's next "review" date in June 17 - please watch his video and share his information. He is a beautiful pup who deserves the chance to live out his life.


  • Winston ID# A761987
  • Facebook thread here and here
  • Video here
  • Appears to be dog friendly (plays well at the facility with other dogs)
  • Age 10 months
  • phone number 925-335-8330

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