UPDATE on Figueroa. Project Buddy Rescue, a nonprofit organization in Kingston, Wash. has adopted this dog. Ironically the group's name, Project Buddy started with one dog, "Buddy" a forgotten, voiceless shelter dog that was deemed untrainable and not worth saving. If you would like to continue Figueroa's story or help with his expenses, please click here.
So it comes to be that this beautiful, friendly two-year-old pit bull mix will be euthanized on Thursday because he failed his temperament test and no rescue organization has stepped forward to "rehab" a dog with "issues."
Figueroa came into the Baldwin Park Shelter on December 23. His owner had claimed him in November, but shortly after, Figueroa was out on the street wandering again. This time his owner never came back.
A volunteer writes:
"We know how that story goes, don't we? He's a great boy who always greets you with tons of love! I understand that rescues are full. And it doesn't help when the County expects rescues to jump thru hoops and get a waiver on a dog like this, when clearly, he is not an aggressive dog. If nothing comes thru, tomorrow will be Figueroa's last day on this earth. What a tragedy. I know that many volunteers who have come to love him, will feel as though they've lost a friend."
This brindle and white neutered male is the innocent victim of an irresponsible owner who never spent the time helping this dog become a good canine citizen with other pets.
Baldwin Park shelter is "Open for Adoptions" seven days a week. They are located at 4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, California 91706
Phone 626 430 2378
Hours: Monday - Thursday 12 - 7 Friday - Sunday 10 - 5
Figueroa's tragic story has been shared 3,132 times with nearly 800 comments yet no one has yet to rescue him. The conversations can be followed on Facebook by clicking here.
It is heartbreaking to see this dog known as A4649300 curled up in his kennel without a blanket, a bone, or even a toy. Over $700 has been pledged to a rescue who will help.
Can anyone help Figueroa?
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