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Sweet dog surrendered to animal control by owner who said 'it costs too much'

United Hope for Animals

On July 25, a small dog named "Pina," was walked into the Los Angeles County Animal Control in Baldwin Park, Calif., and handed over to the busy facility's employees.

Pina's owner let the staff know that it "cost too much to own a dog."

Nearly a month's time has passed and Pina is still waiting to be noticed by someone who is willing to take a chance on her. The volunteer, non-profit organization, United Hope for Animals, wrote the following information about this sweet girl:

Weighing only 7 lbs, Pina is a social butterfly who loves everyone she meets, human and canine. She walks perfectly on leash, likes other dogs, and may be housebroken. A plug-and-play pet, Pina would be a great choice for a first-time dog owner. Because she is gentle and playful, we think she would be an especially good playmate for children, too.

The organization added:

Because she is gentle and playful, we think she would be an especially good playmate for children, too. Pina is bound to be an amiable indoor pet and companion for an individual or a family (with children who will respect her small size) in any living situation.

On Friday, the organization expressed dismay that Pina was still waiting for an adopter, especially given her gentle nature.

Pina has a beautiful, symmetrical face! We can't believe she is still here! She's tiny, she's probably housebroken, and she loves all dogs and people. She'll make the perfect family dog!

Busy, high-intake animal control facilities are not a safe place for dogs to reside for long periods of some point, space constraints result in the death of homeless pets who did not find somewhere to go in time.

Please take a moment to network on Pina's behalf:

  • Pina's Petharbor link here
  • ID#A4737940
  • Age 5 years
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control - Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
  • Please direct ALL inquiries about this dog to the facility where she is being held; ask for information about animal ID number A4737940

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