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Max: Owner dumps dog at high kill shelter for new puppy

On July 19, Max became a statistic at the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter; another one of those beautiful dogs dumped by his owner for a younger dog. Poor Max, who stood patiently in the parking lot as the volunteer tried her best to convince his owner not to sentence the beautiful German shepherd and Siberian husky mix to a death sentence, there was to be no changing his mind.

Poor Max; he's terrified. All his life he's lived with this one person, and now for no fault of his own he's tossed away to be replaced by a fancy puppy.
Maria Sanchez

Max didn't get along with the new, playful dog brought into his home; Max didn't want to be bothered with a puppy jumping all over him, so it was time for Max to go. The new puppy was more important because he was a "brindle and all my life I've had brindle dogs," the owner chortled. The American bulldog puppy won; Max lost.

Questions just bubble up in one's head. Did Max's owner even bother to find out how to introduce a new dog into the family? After all, Max gets along with other dogs and even cats.

The irony is that Max is only five years old. Please reference A469459. He must exit by July 26.

Click here for Max's PetHarbor listing.

Watch Maria's video of Max and listen to the words of this dog's previous owner. Surely in a few years, the new puppy will be dropped off after the novelty wears off.

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For more information about this animal, call:
San Bernardino City Animal Control located at 333 Chandler Place in San Bernardino, Calif. Please call 909.384.1304
Ask for information about animal ID number A469459.

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