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Maltese pooch with microchip abandoned by owner

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For approximately three years, this adorable little Maltese mix weighing only six-and-a-half-pounds had a home. On April 9, he became a stray and has been at the Ramona Humane Shelter at 690 Humane Way in San Jacinto, Calif. ever since.

It's true his front leg is deformed, and he's essentially a three-legged canine, but that doesn't bother him.

Why did it have to bother his former owner who never responded to the shelter's notifications they had found their dog? After all the pooch's microchip traced back the owner, but no one ever responded.

So on his way to a better life, this little bundle of white cuteness is now available for adoption to a loving home. He is up-to-date on all of his shots, has been dewormed and will be neutered prior to his adoption. The shelter states he is very friendly and gets along with other dogs. How can anyone not fall in love with this little one?

If you are interested in rescuing or adopting, please refer to #3660/Ban20254.

Follow his Facebook thread by clicking here.

Additional information for rescues:

Please contact Rachel Rae McKee, the Rescue Coordinator at Ramona Humane Society, via telephone @ (951) 654-8002 ext. 224 or (951) 665-0719. You can also email Rachel @ ramonarescue@yahoo.com.

Anyone interested in adopting:

Please contact the front desk at the shelter. Their phone number is 951-654-8002 ext. 4. Please have the animal description and identification number(s) available.

Please share his story with your friends, coworkers, and family. As with every dog who winds up in a shelter, they all deserve a second chance at life. We can make it happen.

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