Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Pet Rescue

Friendly young pit bull slowly dying in high kill California shelter

See also

UPDATE: Mitch has been rescued. He is safe, will be treated for his medical problems, and then be made available for adoption through the rescue organization. Thank you to everyone who shared his story, contributed to his medical needs, and helped with his rescue.

Sharing saves lives.

Young Mitch is being held in the dark, isolated Kennel 24 at the San Bernardino Animal Shelter.

An owner surrender, for no apparent reason, the adorable brown and white pit bull mix named Mitch is only two-years-old. Sadly, Mitch has been displaying symptoms of an extreme upper respiratory infection commonly referred to as kennel cough.

A volunteer states Mitch is:

Very good with all the dogs when I walked him through the kennels. Didn't show ANY sign of aggression. Wagging tail all the time with me WHILE TEMP TEST.! Very strong boy, I love him! FULL OF LIFE!

Follow Mitch's story on Facebook by clicking here.

There have been two videos of a volunteer working with Mitch. One video can be seen by clicking here.

A second video can be viewed by clicking here.

On Wednesday, Mitch wouldn't even come out of his kennel; this poor young dog is shutting down.

Please share Mitch's story with your friends, family, and coworkers. Donations are currently being pledged for a reputable rescue interested in giving this wonderful dog a second chance. Please reference Mitch with ID#A462729.

For more information about rescuing, fostering, or adopting:

SAN BERNARDINO CITY SHELTER: To ADOPT or RESCUE – ADOPTIONS PAYABLE over the PHONE! - For EXTENSION and to HOLD the dog. CALL TODAY at 9 AM (909) 384-1304.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.

Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at cdhanna9703@aol.com.

Address: 333 Chandler Place - San Bernardino, CA 92408 –Open to the Public: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Monday and Tuesday)

ALWAYS mention CORRECT ID#

Advertisement

Life

  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    Camera
    5 Photos