This beautiful male 2-year-old Sharpei mix (he looks more like a pit mix to me) was dumped at Greenville County Animal Care Services by his owner's, who are moving. Instead of taking Duece with them, they decided to do what many "families" do, and abandon this poor baby at the high-kill shelter.
It's a shame dogs are loyal to their owners, who in turn are disloyal to them.
Information on Duece comes from a September 4 Facebook post.
Duece is animal # 20883596 and weighs around 45 pounds. He appears healthy, and his heartworm test is pending.
Duece is people and dog friendly, but he's so scared at this high kill shelter that he freaks out when the staff tries to put a leash on him. His deadline of September 1 has already passed, but the shelter has given him a few more days due in part to the quarantine.
According to the newest shelter email urgents list, Duece needs a home by September 10, or could face euthanasia. With him being an owner turn-in, there's no minimum amount of time the shelter is required to hold him. Duece's family isn't going to show up to claim their lost dog, because his family threw him away.
Duece can be yours for $25, which includes microchip, shots, heartworm test and neutering. The surgery will be scheduled at the time he's ready to leave the shelter.
Please share this photo with friends, especially those in upstate South Carolina. The shelter is located at 328 Furman Hall Road, and will be open Thursday and Friday from noon until 7 p.m. Dogs aren't allowed to leave until September 7, due to the quarantine. If you're interested in Duece, please email the shelter at email@example.com. Under subject, put "ADOPT DUECE animal I.D. 20883596."
I've personally spent many hours at this shelter over the years. Each visit I've made, I've witnessed terrified dogs being dragged away from the person who brought them into the shelter. The distance from the intake counter to the holding area is only a few yards, but these dogs are shaking, feet firmly planted on the floor, from the moment they walk through the door.
Duece didn't deserve being abandoned. Will you be his hero?